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Traffic offenses and driving privileges in North Carolina

Traffic laws are in place for the protection of all parties on the road. Those who disobey these laws may face serious charges, such as DUI or DWI charges, which come with strict penalties. 

For those who face such charges, it is important to understand the possible ramifications, especially when it comes to driving. There are a few key facts to understand about traffic offenses in North Carolina and their effect on driving privileges.

DWI

DWI is a common traffic offense. Some drivers may underestimate their level of inebriation and unintentionally endanger others. To discourage such behavior, the penalties for this offense are quite strict. Depending upon the variables of the case, a first offense can result in a one-year license suspension, along with fees. Any additional offenses may result in a longer suspension term, or a possible license revocation.

Accidental death

When an incident results in the accidental death of another party, the driver responsible for the accident may face charges that carry different penalties. In the case that the driver was driving recklessly, the court may suspend the driver's license for a year. On the other hand, if the driver was under the influence, the court may revoke driving privileges indefinitely.

Suspension and revocation

It is important to understand that suspensions and revocations are not the same. Though they both take away driving privileges, they have distinct characteristics that differentiate the two and hold different consequences. A suspension restricts driving privileges for a period of time, while a revocation removes the privileges completely. To regain driving rights after a suspension, parties must fulfill the set requirements. In cases where reinstatement of a revoked license is possible after a set time period, parties may have to fulfill certain requirements then re-apply for a license.

These are a few key facts to understand about traffic offenses and their ramifications. For further details, or to discuss the best course of action for a particular situation, people should consult with a knowledgeable attorney.

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