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What North Carolina drivers should know about license suspensions

Losing your ability to drive is a direct threat to your well-being. It can impact your ability to get to work, take your kids where they need to go and even take care of your basic needs, such as going to the grocery store. For North Carolina drivers, it may be beneficial to know grounds for license suspension and how to regain your right to drive.

There are different types of license suspensions, but no matter the details of your individual case, you have the right to fight to retain your driving privileges and minimize the potentially negative impact a suspension can have in other areas of your life.

Common reasons for license suspension

If you are facing a license suspension for any reason, it means that you do not have driving privileges for a certain period of time. The type of suspension will determine how long you will be unable to drive. Once you meet the requirements of the suspension, you can seek to have your license reinstated. Common reasons for license suspension in North Carolina include the following:

  • First, second or third offense for driving while impaired
  • Driving with a revoked or suspended license
  • Speeding over 55 miles per hour; driving at least 15 mph over the speed limit
  • Refusing a chemical test during a suspected DWI traffic stop
  • Failure to appear or failure to pay fine
  • Accumulation of points on your driver's license
  • Moving violation with a suspended license
  • Driving without the proper amount of insurance

Your ability to drive is important. Depending on the nature of your case, it may be possible to seek a hearing in order to reinstate your license as soon as possible. You would be wise to take quick action to protect yourself after losing your license. There could be options available to you, but you have no time to lose in seeking the best outcome to your situation.

Fighting for your best interests

Losing your license for any reason is frustrating and overwhelming. It is prudent to know the options available to you and to diligently pursue an optimal resolution to your situation. There is a lot at stake, and having experienced guidance on your side matters.

If you are unsure where to start after a license suspension, you would be wise to start by seeking a complete evaluation of your case. This could help you understand the possibilities available to you and help you make wise decisions regarding the optimal course of action.

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