*Tickets free, but required*
Driver’s license restoration is the reinstatement of a driver’s license after it has been revoked by the court for a variety of driving and non-driving related reasons such as running stop signs, speeding, and non-payment of court fees and fines. One in seven North Carolina residents have a suspended driver’s license. Without access to representation and funds to pay for court fees and apply for restoration, these consequences could remain permanent and lead to collateral repercussions such as misdemeanor convictions and even incarceration. Without the ability to legally drive to school, work, or appointments, community members with suspended licenses face significant barriers to employment, education, and opportunity.
The Mecklenburg County district attorney has forgiven over 11,000 residents’ traffic fines and court fees. This includes residents who had minor traffic offenses and could not afford to pay their fine or fee for at least two years. It is the goal of Charlotte Triage’s Driver’s License Suspension and Restoration in NC CLE to educate attorneys on the processes, procedures, and opportunities for restoration so that they can take on such cases in Mecklenburg country in response to the fines and fees forgiveness initiative and assist with other driver’s license restoration cases.
This event is open to potential pro bono attorneys interested in training in and taking on driver’s license restoration cases with Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy who have attended or previously watched on their own the Oct. 1 Charlotte Triage CLE.
During this training, attendees will:
• Gain a broader understanding of the driver’s license suspension crisis in North Carolina including reasons for and consequences of suspension.
• Learn how pro bono attorneys can contribute to ending the driver’s license suspension crisis in North Carolina.
• Learn how to read a DMV record, identify common types of license suspensions, and advise based upon these types including limited term suspension, indefinite suspensions, and permanent suspensions.
• Learn how to draft advice letters for clients looking to restore their driver’s license.
• Learn how to negotiate with district attorneys to forgive fines and fees for clients working to restore their driver’s license.
• Learn how to draft motions to remit fines and fees for clients working to restore their driver’s license.
By attending and receiving credit for the CLE from the NC Bar you agree to take on at least one driver’s license restoration case with Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.