Morganton, NC asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina

Q: Can i get license after I've gotten a dwlr while waiting on hearing

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Kristen Dewar
Kristen Dewar
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Concord, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Being able to get your license depends, of course, upon your eligibility for reinstatement with the DMV. Now, if you're waiting on a DMV hearing, that usually means that you have a current set or permanent suspension suspending your privileges, thus you'd need to have the hearing and win it in order to become eligible.

As for if you can get your license after getting a DWLR charge or conviction while awaiting your hearing, that also depends on some factors, such as (1) was it a DWLR for an Impaired Revocation, or just a standard non-impaired revocation, and (2) your underlying eligibility for reinstatement in the first place.

I can tell you that getting a DWLR conviction while you're awaiting a DMV hearing will likely have an impact upon your ability to win your DMV hearing. Best advice would be to contact a traffic attorney in your local county, with experience at DMV hearings, for a consultation to review your driving record and give you a fuller picture of the ramifications of the DWLR charge, your hearing, and license reinstatement eligibility.

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