Hearing Information

DMV Hearings

The state of North Carolina can revoke your drivers license for a variety of reasons. These may include:

  • Excessive speeding
  • Driving While Impaired/DWI conviction
  • Driving After Consuming while Under 21 conviction
  • Failing to appear for scheduled court dates
  • Violating a blood alcohol restriction on your drivers license

DWI Restoration Hearings

After a first conviction of DWI, the driver’s license is automatically revoked for one year. After a second conviction the license is typically revoked for four years. The driver has a two year period with NO DRIVING PRIVELEGE after which they are eligible for a DMV hearing to obtain a limited privilege or restricted license, although it this not automatic. After three convictions, the driver’s license can be permanently revoked. The driver is not eligible for a hearing for five years. Once eligible for a hearing, contact the McGee Law Firm to prepare your case.

DMV hearings require preparation including gathering witnesses, scheduling a hearing and obtaining necessary documents.

Refusal Revocation Hearings

When charged with a DWI, every driver will be asked to submit to a test designed to determine the blood alcohol concentration. Even if you attempt to blow and the machine cannot obtain an accurate sample you can be cited with a willful refusal. This will result in the loss of your privilege to drive for one year. A DMV Refusal Revocation Hearing can help by presenting evidence that you did not willfully refuse to submit to the test or that the test was done either incorrectly or without probable cause.

Interlock Hearings

In instances of a DWI conviction involving a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .15 or higher or with a conditional restoration following multiple convictions, an interlock device must be placed on your car’s ignition. This device monitors blood alcohol levels and reports these to the DMV. All data obtained in this interlock device including your BAC when you attempt to drive is digitally reported to the DMV. Therefore if a driver blows into interlock and has positive BAC reading while on a limited or conditional privilege their license can be revoked.

If you receive a notice concerning a revocation for a .00 or .04 restriction it is vital to act immediately. You often only have ten days to respond IN WRITING to be eligible for a hearing. Contact the McGee Law Firm immediately so we can assist in this matter. These interlock hearings charges are extremely complex and technical, give yourself every opportunity to drive legally and safely, call The McGee Law Firm today.

Non-Hearing Reinstatement:

The McGee Law Firm may be able to file for a Motion for Appropriate Relief to undo a former judgment and possibly reinstate your driver’s license.

The most important thing to remember is not to drive until we can fix the problem! Continuing to drive while your license is revoked puts you in danger of further revocation and jail time. It can also jeopardize your hearing eligibility. Driving While License Revoked is a Class 1 misdemeanor and can put you in jail for up 120 days!