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NC Drivers License Restoration

The privilege to drive a vehicle is one many of us take for granted until that privilege has been taken away. Losing your license to suspension or revocation can be a huge inconvenience. It will affect job opportunities, extracurriculars, and just your overall personal independence.

Fortunately, the attorneys and staff at Graystar Legal are extremely knowledgeable and skilled in the area of driver’s license restoration. Whether you need Graystar Legal to resolve old traffic matters and fines, or represent your interest in a DMV hearing, we can help. With more than 18 years of combined legal experience, we pride ourselves on delivering great results.

Check out what some of our past clients had to say about our services…

Archie Caddell

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
My sons license was suspended in Tennesee and although Tennesee had cleared him the NC DMV never got the notice. At the DMV office we were told just give it some time. After 4 months and many Uber fares we called graystar. It took a couple weeks but graystar came thru! Maria was great and kept us informed at every step in the process.
Chris Yoder

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, I received notice of a pending license suspension. While other firms were closed, Attorney Gray returned my email and agreed to represent me at my preliminary hearing. He walked me through the hearing process and told me what to expect. At every stage of my case, he was professional, understanding, and was personally invested in getting the best outcome for me. I was able to keep my driving privileges, which was the best possible outcome. I am very grateful to Attorney Gray and highly recommend Graystar Legal to anyone who finds themselves in my situation.
Business Savvy

Graystar is very Professional. They returned my message, and contacted me back immediately. The Attorney & receptionist, were compassionate about my needs & concerns. I had a ticket that haunted me for years. I hired two attorneys, in the past who never resolved my case. In a matter of weeks, at the lowest quote I received.. Graystar handled my situation. And I was able to obtain my license. They even did a follow-up, to check on me. I will definitely recommend them to anyone. Thank You!
Helen Seay

There are many lawyers out there that claim to be able to get your license returned to you. I can truly say attorney Gray and his team helped me get my driver’s license back the first time! Even though I thought it was an insurmountable task they walked me through every step of the process. Graystar Legal are the people you need because they seem to have a formula that works . Thank y’all so much!!!
Rashad Holden

I have been through hell over the past ten years regarding tickets and much more. This Law form exercises best practice and RESULTS. Att. Law exhibits mastery in his craft to say the least. Thank you for restoring my DL and the overtime you put in did not go unnoticed THANK YOU for your compassion diligence and Grace with my cases.. idk how you pulled it off, but THANKS AGAIN

Why is my drivers license suspended?

There are a number of reasons your license can be suspended. Fortunately, the DMV doesn’t hide the ball. There are two ways you can see why your license is suspended. First, before the DMV suspends anyone’s driving privilege, they will send a notice to the address that they have listed on file of the pending suspension and the reason behind it. However, if you have multiple reasons for suspension, you’ve not updated your address with the DMV, or you’ve neglected your license for years, this notice may not be of any help to you.

So the second, and in my opinion easiest, way to determine why your driver’s license is suspended is to print out your NC driving history. It will list out all suspensions and the reasons for the suspensions. Now the not-so-easy part is reading and understanding a NC driving history. The format of a NC driving history can be a difficult document to interpret. Furthermore, the order and manner in which you resolve these suspensions matters. Make sure you consult with one of our License Restoration Lawyers before you attempt to resolve these matters on your own.

DWI Suspensions?

DWI suspensions usually lead to some of the most difficult license restorations. The reason behind this is, being charged with and convicted of, a DWI is one of the most serious misdemeanor charges you can have on your record. Further, most District Attorney Offices draw a hard line with anything involving Driving While Impaired.

This does not mean all is lost however. There are a number of tools and resources that an experienced License Restoration Lawyer has at their disposal. Sometimes ending the suspension for a DWI can be as simple as paying a $100 civil revocation fee or fulfilling the terms of your probation from a previous DWI conviction. More difficult situations arise when there is a refusal to perform a breath or blood test after being arrested for DWI. This will result in an automatic 1 year suspension. Another difficult situation arises when you’ve been convicted of one or multiple DWIs. This can lead suspensions of one, four, or even permanent license suspension.

Despite the seriousness a DWI tends to mean for your drivers license, there are still some tools that we can use to get you back on the road. This could take the form of a limited driving privilege or even a DMV Hearing. Again, I repeat, this type of restoration can be difficult to execute, but I would encourage you not to try and handle this matter on your own. Furthermore, the longer you wait and continue to drive on a suspended license, the more difficult it’s going to be to get reinstated.

How long will my license be suspended?

Below, we listed out in graph format the common causes for license suspension we encounter and the length of suspension.

A license suspension can last anywhere from 30 days to a lifetime. The exact length of time is determined by the severity of the action that caused the suspension.

A few of these actions and their subsequent suspension lengths include:

 

ACTION
SUSPENSION LENGTH
Speeding >15 MPH over the limit in a 55 MPH or more zone
30 days
Speeding >15 MPH over the limit in a 55 MPH or more zone (second offense)
60 days
Speeding >90 MPH
1 year
1st Moving Violation While Suspended
1 year
2nd Moving Violation While Suspended
2 years
3rd Moving Violation While Suspended
Permanent Suspension
1st Driving While License Revoked
1 year
2nd Driving While License Revoked
2 years
3rd Driving While License Revoked
Permanent Suspension
First DWI offense
1 year
Second DWI offense
4 years
Third DWI offense
Permanent suspension
Refusal of breath or blood test
1 year
Death by vehicle (misdemeanor)
1 year
Death by vehicle (felony)
Permanent suspension
The acquirement of a driver’s license or permit using false information
1 year
Driving with the absence of insurance
30 days

Can I fight my license suspension?

Absolutely! That’s why we’re here to help you. We want to fight to get you back on the road LEGALLY. The reason why your license is suspended, dictates the pathway we must follow to get you back on the road.

For example, if your license is in a state of permanent suspension, we have limited options for getting you back on the road. We can apply for a hearing through the DMV, or we can attack the permanent suspension through the court system through the use of a Motion for Appropriate Relief (MAR). Furthermore, if neither of those options are successful, you may be a good candidate for a Limited Driving Privilege.

Every license restoration is different, but a good License Restoration Lawyer knows what tools to apply and when to use them. Give us a call today and schedule your free license restoration consultation.