Johnston County Suspended Driver’s License / Reinstatement Attorneys

Johnston County Suspended Driver’s License / Reinstatement Attorneys

You need your driver’s license to go to work, school or wherever your daily routine takes you. When you are convicted of certain traffic violations, however, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can revoke or suspend your driving privileges in addition to the infractions or criminal charges you face.

At Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, our Johnston County suspended driver’s license attorneys understand the importance of having your driving privileges. We can use our skill and experience to help you obtain limited driving privileges or get your driver’s license reinstated.

Our suspended driver’s license lawyers represent clients throughout Johnston County in getting their driving privileges restored, including clients from Smithfield, Benson and Clayton.  We can provide you with a free case evaluation. Call us today at (919) 300-1249 or use our convenient online form.

Traffic Violations Can Cause You to Lose Your License

If you accumulate 12 or more points within a three-year period, DMV can take away your license. If you pile up eight or more points within three years of getting your license reinstated, you can lose your license as well. A first suspension can last for 60 days, while a second suspension carries a maximum of six months and third could last for as long as a year.

DMV can also revoke your license if you are convicted of a traffic violation that would trigger a suspension if committed within North Carolina.

Finally, DMV can suspend your driving privileges without a hearing if you are convicted of one of several traffic offenses, including:

  • Speeding: Maximum suspension of 1 year for going more than 75 mph in a less than 70 mph zone or going more than 80 mph in a 70 mph zone. If you have more than one speeding ticket for going between 55-80 mph within a 12-month period, you can lose your license for a maximum of 6 months;
  • Reckless driving: If you have more than one reckless or aggressive driving charge within 12 months, your license can be suspended for up to 1 year;
  • Driving while impaired (DWI): 1 year for first offense, 4 years for second offense and permanent revocation for third offense; when your license is automatically taken away at your arrest, you can apply for limited driving privileges while your case is pending;
  • Moving violation conviction during a suspension period: There is a mandatory 1-year suspension for your first offense, but you can apply for limited driving privileges after 90 days. It’s a mandatory two-year suspension for a second offense, but you can apply for LDP after 1-year;
  • Death by vehicle: 1 year for misdemeanor charge, permanent revocation for felony charge;
    Racing: If charged with racing a motor vehicle on the highway or watching, betting or loaning a car for prearranged racing, your license can be lost for up to 3 years; and
  • Getting a license or learner permit under false pretense: A maximum 1-year suspension.

Limited Driving Privileges

Under certain circumstances, you may apply to the DMV for limited driving privileges if your license has been suspended or revoked. Generally, this is available for first-time traffic violations, and it is limited to driving that is connected to health, education and welfare.

License Reinstatement

After you serve your suspension time, pay all fines and complete any courses you are ordered to take as a result of your traffic violation, such as substance abuse classes or a driver improvement clinic, then you can reapply for a license in North Carolina.

Contact Us Today

The hard-working, skilled and experienced Johnston County suspended driver’s license lawyers at Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, are dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of drivers who have lost their driving privileges as the result of a traffic violation.

We have a record of helping clients get their license back throughout Johnston County, including Smithfield, Benson and Clayton, Selma, Archer Lodge, Kenly, Four Oaks, Pine Level, Princeton, Wilson’s Mill and Micro. We also assist out-of-state drivers who have been charged with a traffic offense on I-40 or I-95 while in Johnston County and face the loss of their license in their home state.

For a free evaluation of your case, call our Johnston County suspended driver’s license attorneys today at (919) 300-1249 or use our online form..