Last week, the Wake County DA’s Office announced a new policy for disposing of certain Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) offenses. North Carolina law now distinguishes DWI related revocations (a Class 1 misdemeanor) and non-DWI related revocations (a Class 3 misdemeanor). This new policy only applies to the Class 3 misdemeanor DWLR resulting from failure to appear (FTA) and/or failure to pay fine (FTC).
For close to 20 years, Wake County North Carolina has been known as having some of the strictest policies in the state when it comes to traffic violations for driving on a suspended license. For many this led to the possibility of being arrested and jailed for failing to pay a ticket and then unknowingly driving on a revoked license
Under the new policy, the State will take a dismissal of non-impaired Class 3 DWLR offenses in certain circumstances. A dismissal means that your insurance won’t go up and you’ll get to keep your license. For many people this just means fixing the problems that led to the suspension in the first place.
If you’ve been charged with DWLR in Wake County, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation. One of our experienced Raleigh DWLR lawyers will explain whether you have a chance to have your Wake County DWLR charge dismissed and how we can help get you back on the road.