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Driving with a revoked license

On Behalf of | Apr 13, 2022 | Traffic Tickets |

Last month you were given a traffic ticket for DWI in Myrtle Beach in North Carolina that resulted in your license being revoked. Since then, you’ve been driving without your license because you still have to get the kids to school and yourself to work. This morning, you were pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign. Now, the other shoe is about to drop.

Driving with a revoked license in North Carolina is a serious offense. If an officer pulls you over and discovers that your license has been revoked due to a DWI, you can expect to face some stiff consequences.

What are the penalties for driving with a revoked license?

The penalties for driving with a revoked license include:

  • An extension of the revoked license (which can become permanent for multiple offenses)
  • Possible jail time of up to 120 days
  • Possible fines
  • Up to eight points on your driver’s license

As you can see the penalties can be severe if you drive while your license is revoked in North Carolina. 

Ways to get around when your license is revoked

There are some good alternatives to driving with your license revoked. Instead, consider:

  • Hiring a driver or service such as Uber or Lyft
  • Take public transportation
  • Carpool to school or work
  • Have your spouse or a close relative or friend drive the kids to school

Doing any of these things will allow you to get where you need to be without breaking the law.

If you are facing charges for driving with a revoked license, seeking experienced legal guidance should be the first thing you do. You want to protect your future and your freedom as much as possible.