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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.

Please call us at 828-564-1321, or contact our criminal defense team online.