Driving with license revoked impaired revocation dismissed
Driving with a license revoked for an impaired driving offense is a Class 1 misdemeanor and results in a new license revocation for a year. In this case, we obtained the driver's driving record from DMV, and determined that the charge was reported in error. Although the driver did have a past DWI conviction, the license was no longer revoked because of the DWI, but for a couple of old tickets. We were able to secure dismissal of the old FTA'd tickets, and eventually dismissal of the driving while license revoked criminal charge.
Another approach to impaired revocation charges is to seek a prayer for judgment continued, which is not reported to the DMV as a conviction which would lead to a new revocation. Sometimes that can be negotiated if the period of revocation expires and the driver can get re-licensed while the charge is pending; we have also negotiated a PJC result for a client who performed community service.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense
Court: Wake County District Court