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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. Even a first-time DWI offense carries severe penalties. If you are facing DUI charges in Raleigh, it is important to seek aggressive legal representation. DWI charges can have devastating effects on your future and your reputation.

Criminal Sentencing Levels

In Raleigh, there are six potential penalty levels for DWI that varies depending on the severity of the crime. The determining factors for which level that could be put against you include your BAC level, reckless driving, status of your license, and if any injuries occurred. DWI sentencing will be broken down into level 5, level 4, level 3, level 2, level 1, and aggravated level 1.


If you are facing DWI charges in Raleigh, schedule a consultation with our defense attorneys today!


Penalties for 1st Offense DUI in Raleigh

The penalties for a first offense DWI will be assessed depending on the sentencing level of your particular case. In North Carolina, a first-offense DWI charge will result in a level 1 DWI sentencing. Level 1 DWI sentencing includes a maximum of 2 years in jail, up to $4,000 in fines, mandatory drug treatment, and probation.

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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