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Driving While License Revoked / No Operators License

The Criminal Defense Team of Hatch, Little & Bunn handles all Wake County traffic and criminal charges.

The charges of Driving While License Revoked, DWLR, No Operators License, NOL, and Driving While License Revoked for an Impaired Revocation are similar in nature but have significant distinctions. The team of defense attorneys from Hatch, Little & Bunn, can advise you of these distinctions, protect you, and your driving privilege.

Under North Carolina law, your privilege to drive can be revoked or suspended for a variety of reasons. The most common are unresolved traffic matters, unpaid fines and implied-consent revocations (a.k.a. impaired driving revocations). It is important that you have an attorney who is knowledgeable of both the DMV and court systems analyze your driving record when addressing pending criminal matters. The charge of driving while license revoked is serious charge that can have long lasting implications.

Under North Carolina General Statute 20-28, a person is guilty of driving while license revoked if they drive a motor vehicle on a street or highway knowing that their license is revoked. If your license is revoked for an implied-consent offense, this is punished as a Class 1 misdemeanor and you are eligible for up to 120 days in jail, probation and/or increased fines. If you license is revoked for any other reason, such as unpaid fines, you are subject to punishment for either a class 3 misdemeanor or class 1 misdemeanor, depending on your prior criminal record. In either case, a conviction of this charge will be reflected on your criminal record and may result in the loss of your license for one year or more. If charged with Driving While License Revoked, you should consult the experienced, dedicated, and trustworthy criminal defense team of Hatch, Little & Bunn.

Driving without an operator’s license (a.k.a. NOL) is a traffic offenses that may cover several scenarios. No Operators License is codified under North Carolina General Statute 20-35. The crime occurs when a person operates a motor vehicle on a public street or highway and they have done at least one of the following: 1) failed to obtain a license before driving; 2) failed to comply with the license restrictions issued to them by the DMV; 3) permit someone to drive the vehicle they own who they know to be unlicensed. All of the above actions are punished as Class 3 misdemeanors. A conviction under this statute will not result in the loss of your license. It will be reflected on your criminal record and your driving record.

Hire the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Hatch, Little, & Bunn to protect you and your license.

Your ability to get to work, provide for your family, and care for your loved ones often depends on your ability to drive. Our team understands the intricacies of these charges and handles charges arising out of Apex, Cary, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wendell, or anywhere else in Wake County. We know how to keep you protected and on the road.  Call 919-714-4306 or contact us online, the experienced attorneys of Hatch, Little & Bunn’s Criminal Defense Team can help!


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