What You Need To Know About A DWI In North Carolina

Obtaining a thorough understanding of drunk driving offenses in North Carolina is key to helping you mitigate the consequences you face.

What Is Classified As A DWI?

In North Carolina, there are many variations of DWIs:

  • Driving While Impaired
  • Habitual DWI
  • Driving After Consuming Under the Age of 21
  • DWI for underage drivers
  • Commercial DWI
  • DWI when there is an injury or a death

In North Carolina, any driver who is operating a motor vehicle on a state road, highway or public vehicular area that has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of above .08 is considered driving while impaired.

How Does A DWI Affect Me?

If you are found guilty or plead guilty to DWI:

  • You will LOSE YOUR LICENSE for one year or more from the date of conviction
  • Mandatory drug and alcohol classes
  • Pay large costs and fines that are state regulated
  • Possibly face jail time
  • Community service
  • High increases to your insurance

Obtaining legal counsel as soon as possible is vital to protecting your rights.

For more information, or to schedule an initial consultation, contact us at 828-564-1321.