Driving While License Revoked
In North Carolina, the charge of Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) can carry an active sentence of up to 120 days in jail. Additionally, the Department of Motor Vehicles will revoke your license for one year, two years, or even permanently depending on your prior offenses. The consequences can escalate if the underlying suspension is due to an impaired related offense, such as a DWI.
These harsh penalties can sometimes be avoided or mitigated by addressing the cause of the underlying suspension, or successfully petitioning the Court for a Prayer for Continued Judgment, or other equitable relief. Each county is unique and has nuanced rules regarding the disposition of DWLRs, so it is important you are represented by an attorney who is experienced with the local policies and practices.