A recent article on WUNC stated as many as 1.2 million drivers in North Carolina have a suspended license due to either a failure to appear in court or a failure to pay court fees. These fees tend to snowball as those without licenses continue to drive and continue to get cited with driving while license revoked charges.
Although it is illegal to drive with a revoked license, many people continue to do it in order to go to work, school, or care for loved ones. If your license is revoked for outstanding fines or a failure to appear in Wake or Durham County, Guirguis Law may be able to help.
If you have a failure to appear that you have not resolved yet, you may be able to have the charge reinstated or possibly dismissed. If you have multiple charges in voluntary leave status, meaning the charge has yet to be resolved but is currently not on the court calendar, an attorney can request to put these charges back on the calendar and work out a resolution for you. There are often court costs associated with this, but paying these court costs can ultimately be less expensive than continuing to rack up driving while license revoked charges. You also risk a permanent license suspension if you plea to a moving violation while your license is revoked. Without a valid license, you may be denied employment or other benefits that come with a active drivers’ license.
It is in you best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible to begin the process of license restoration. At Guirguis Law, we take financial and time constraints into consideration when developing a plan to get your license back. Contact us at (919) 832-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how we can help you restore your North Carolina license.