Charlotte, NC asked in DUI / DWI for North Carolina

Q: I got charged with dwi july 2019 haven't driven since then. My court date is Feb 2021.

Will i be suspended again for another year till 2022 the dmv says it's already suspended now before ive been convicted so that's almost two years suspended already

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Amanda Bowden Johnson
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A: DWI cases are complex. There are many reasons you could currently be suspended and without knowing more about your case, it is impossible to say why you are suspended in your particular case. However, if you don't have an attorney, very likely you are currently suspended simply because you didn't take the necessary steps to get your license back pre-trial - possibly something as simple as not paying your $100 civil revocation fee. If so, you likely could have been driving all this time. If that is the case, that would tend to indicate that you did not hire an attorney to assist you. If you did not, you really need to hire one ASAP before you screw things up any worse than you likely already have. If you do have an attorney - you should be asking your attorney whats going on. But yes, if you are convicted, you will likely be facing additional suspension on top of what you have already and likely unnecessarily endured. Best of luck.

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