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.