Surprising Tickets That Can Revoke Your NC Drivers License

In Criminal, Traffic by GWAO

This is not an exhaustive list, but rather highlights as reminders (see the “ABCs of Traffic Law” by author Chad Garrett for a complete list). Are you surprised by many of these tickets?

  • DWI – Pre-trial – 30–day civil revocation when charged with DWI. After the 30-days have passed, the defendant can recover the license from the clerk of court upon payment of the 0 fee.

    N.C.G.S. 20-16.5.

  • DWI – Pre-trial – Refusal of chemical analysis – 12 month revocation. N.C.G.S. 20-16.2
  • DWI – Conviction – 1 year revocation.
  • Conviction for transporting opened alcohol beverage in car when driver has alcohol in his body. N.C.G.S. 20-138.7 (a broken seal on the container is enough).
  • Failure to Appear in Court or Pay a Fine in a motor vehicle case – N.

    C.G.S. 20-24.1.

  • Accumulation of 12 points within 3 years. N.C.G.S. 20-16(a)(5) (points are listed in this statute).
  • Speeding – in excess of 75 mph when speed limit is below 70mph. N.C.G.S. 20-16(a)(10).
  • Speeding – Two convictions in a 12-month period of speeding in excess of 55mph (but less than 80mph). N.C.G.S. 20-16(a)(9).
  • Fraudulent use of ID – by underage person to get alcohol.

    N.C.G.S. 20-17.3.

  • Provisional Licensee (youth) drop-out – revocation if an individual drops out of school. N.C.G.S. 20-13.2.
  • Provisional Licensee – Speeding more than 15mph over posted limit or more than 80 mph.
  • Failure to show proof of financial responsibility (insurance) or post security after auto accident. N.C.G.S. 20-279.5.
  • 1st Moving Violation/conviction while license revoked (includes DWLR convictions) –1 year revocation. N.C.G.S. 20-28.1.
  • 2nd Moving Violation/conviction while license revoked – 2 years
  • 3rd Moving Violation/conviction while license revoked – permanent revocation (can apply for DMV hearing after several years).