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First Offense DWI in North Carolina

Straightforward Defense from a Raleigh DWI Attorney

North Carolina takes a notoriously tough stance on DWI offenders. There are six potential penalty levels for DWI that varies depending on the severity of the crime.

The specific penalties in each level range from time in jail for all persons sentenced after January 1, 2015, regardless of the length of the sentence, as well as the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. It is likely that you will also have to pay a fine ranging from $200 to $1,000, depending on your specific sentence.

Criminal Sentencing Levels

The penalties for a first offense DWI will be assessed depending on the sentencing level of your particular case. The details of each level are listed below and can be read about in depth on the DWI page.

  • Level V
  • Level IV
  • Level III
  • Level II
  • Level I
  • Level A1

Administrative Consequences

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may impose certain penalties in addition to those you receive as part of a criminal conviction. In fact, these penalties may be effective before your case even goes to trial.

  • Your license will be civilly suspended for 30 days, although you may file for limited driving privileges after 10 days
  • If you refused the breath test, your license could be automatically suspended for one year

Our aggressive Raleigh DWI attorney at Floyd Law Offices offers a free initial consultation to get started on your defense. To schedule yours, call (919) 805-3663 now.

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