North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Hearing Representation

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles can suspend your driving privileges without a hearing in several circumstances. If your license is revoked, you will get an opportunity for a hearing to have your driving privileges reinstated. Having an attorney present at this hearing will improve your chances of getting your license back. Types of North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle hearings include:

  • DWI Restoration Hearing
  • DWI/Breathalyzer Refusal Hearing
  • DMV Medical Review
  • Drive While License Revoked Hearing

A DWI Restoration Hearing

If you’ve been convicted of three times of DUI, your North Carolina driving privilege will be permanently suspended. After a substantial amount of time passes, usually three years or more, you can apply for a DWI Restoration Hearing. This is a two-step process. First, the necessary paperwork proving your eligibility for a DMV hearing is submitted, such as proof of alcohol abuse treatment, criminal and driving records. Next, a hearing will be scheduled before a DMV hearing officer. At this hearing, you can present witnesses who can speak to your good character and your sobriety.

DWI Restoration Hearings are very serious. Every individual’s circumstances are different. Because of this we make sure we are familiar with your unique situation. We interview and prepare you witnesses in advance of the hearing to ensure we present a singular theme of sobriety and responsible behavior. In this way, we can show the DMV that you are deserving of having your driving privilege reinstated.

A DWI Refusal Hearing

Implied consent laws dictate that your driver’s license be suspended if you refuse a breath test in North Carolina. In fact, refusal to comply with a breath test results in a one year suspension. In some cases, there may be a valid reason why a breathalyzer was refused. Fighting license revocation for breathalyzer refusal is tough. We can provide you with your options, and can represent you at a Breathalyzer Refusal hearing. If your license has been suspended for refusing to take a breath test, find out what steps you can take toward getting you license back and minimizing the damage to your record.

A DMV Medical Hearing

If your license has been revoked in North Carolina due to a medical condition like seizure disorder, do not give up hope. North Carolina will allow you to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles for a Medical review hearing, where you will be given the opportunity to regain your driving privileges. We can help you take the steps necessary to alleviate the DMV’s concern that you can be a safe and responsible driver. A DMV medical review often consists of a panel of hearing officers. Having strong legal counsel familiar with your condition can be key. We will work with your doctors, file the necessary paperwork and represent you before the panel.

If your license has been suspended for medical reasons, call us and discuss your options. We can help you develop a plan for reacquiring your driving privilege in North Carolina, which is safe for you and other drivers on our roads.

A Driving While License Revoked Hearing

Even though you can acquire limited, even lenient, driving privileges after a conviction for DUI, in North Carolina there is no limited driving privilege available to those convicted of Driving While License Revoked. This is currently being evaluated and discussion towards changing this is happening at the state legislature. That doesn’t mean there is no hope. You might not even understand the behavior that lead to this problem. We can help you develop a plan that will help bring your history of suspensions to an end.