What is Driving While License Revoked

Do I Need a Lawyer?  What is a Suspension?  What is Driving While License Revoked

Please never take legal advice from a police officer – John Fanney 


See More:  North Carolina General Statute 20-16

What are some of the ways DMV can revoked my license to drive in North Carolina?

  • Impaired Driving DWI DUI 
  • Willful Refusal to Submit to Breath, Blood, or Urine Sampling 
  • Conviction of Certain High Speeds and Multiple Speeding Tickets 
  • Accumulation of Excessive Points 


Given the complexity of License Suspension and Revocation issues, it makes sense to talk to a lawyer – John Fanney 


See More:  North Carolina Motor Vehicle Laws 2016

How is Court Different from an DOT / DMV Hearing?

Revocation and Restoration Hearings are:

  • Less Formal
  • Handled at the DMV Hearing Officer Location
  • Not a Judge, Handled by DMV Hearing Officer
  • Rules of Evidence Less Formal
  • Right to Appeal Limited Often to the Record

What Are Examples of When They Can Revoke my License?

  • Driving While Impaired DWI DUI Conviction
  • Serious Traffic Court matters
  • Child Support, Failure to Comply / Pay
  • Failure to Appear – Subpoena
    • Paternity Hearing

Modified Transcript of “What is Driving While License Revoked” for the Hearing Impaired

Hi. I’m John Fanney with Fanney Law Office. What I’m doing today is just answering question that people have posted on the internet that are very relevant questions. These are not real clients. These are people just like you who have put questions out there and are seeking a little legal advice.
The first question we have here is: My license is revoked and I just got a ticket, but the officer reduced it to driving without an operator’s license. He said it wasn’t a big deal. What should I do with it? I think I should just pay it off. The first thing I want to say is, every ticket is a big deal. You don’t really know the impact that this ticket can have on you. I tell everyone that I represent, please never take legal advice from a police officer. It’s not their job to instruct you correctly. Sometimes, it’s not in their best interest to tell you the real truth about what may happen to you.
Here we go. A revoked license versus no license. A revoked license means that the state of North Carolina has taken some action against you and said, “You are not allowed to operate a vehicle on our roads.” Not having an operator’s license, the little card they give you, is a different charge. If you are one of those people who have a revoked license and your charge has been dropped down to no operator’s license, there are still serious consequences. When your license is revoked in North Carolina, if you get charged with a moving violation, which is anything you can do while you operate a motor vehicle, you can still lose your license for another year for paying off that ticket. In this case, where the person has no operator’s license, and the officer was nice and said, “I’m not going to charge you with a revoked license offense and I’m not going to take you to jail,” there are still serious consequences.
You should give us a call at Fanney Law Office. We have over 30 years of experience in dealing with driving while license revoked, no operator’s license, and all types of other moving violations. We know what the ins and out are in the court system. We know what the ins and out are at DMV and we can help you prevent your license. In fact, we may be able to help you get back into a license. Call us today here at Fanney Law Office. We’re here to help.

John Fanney is experienced helping people in Wake County and the surrounding jurisdictions.  Call for a free consultation on matters concerning Department of Transportation / Division of Motor Vehicle DMV, DWLR Driving While License Revoked, Revocation Hearings, Administration Suspension and Restoration Hearings, Suspensions, Renewals, and Traffic Law.


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