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Reinstating a suspended driver’s license in North Carolina

On Behalf of | Mar 16, 2016 | Criminal Defense |

Many reasons can contribute to the loss of a driver’s license in North Carolina. Some of these reasons include the accumulation of too many points, a DWI, the refusal to submit to a breath or blood test, or reckless driving or speeding. If your driver’s license is at risk of being suspended, you may want to consider contacting an experienced attorney who can help you deal with your traffic violation and protect your license. Once your driver’s license has been suspended, you will need to go through the process of reinstatement to get it back.

The process of reinstatement

Many people assume that once their suspension period ends, their driver’s license will automatically be reinstated. This is not the case. You must go through a formal reinstatement process to regain your driving privileges. The reinstatement process includes the following:

  • Visit your local DMV
  • Pay the required service and restoration fees
  • Fill out an application for a new driver’s license

Depending on the conditions of your suspension, it may be necessary for you to retake the written or driving test again before your driver’s license is reinstated.

The benefit of an attorney

While the process of having a driver’s your driver’s license reinstated is a straightforward one, it’s beneficial to hire an experienced attorney. An attorney can help reduce the amount of fees associated with reinstatement. In some cases, extra steps may be required to reinstate your license. An attorney can help streamlines the process to make sure you have your license back as quickly as possible.


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