First Offense DWI

Aggressive Criminal Defense. Fearless at Trial. Contact Us

First Offense DWI in 
Raleigh, NC

Dedicated 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.

DWI Defense 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.

Countless Defense Cases Won

Past Verdicts & Settlements

  • Dismissed State of North Carolina v. R.G
  • Dismissed State of North Carolina v. C.W.
  • Not Guilty State of North Carolina v. G.S.
  • Dismissed State of North Carolina v. M.G.
  • Dismissed State of North Carolina v. M.B.

    Why Choose 
    Floyd Law Offices?

    • Experienced Criminal Defense
    • Confident in the Courtroom
    • Flexible Payment Plans
    • Solid Track Record of Success
    • Free Case Evaluations
    • Aggressive Representation

    Contact Us 

    Let Us Fight for You
    • Please enter your first name.
    • Please enter your last name.
    • Please enter your phone number.
      This isn't a valid phone number.
    • Please enter your email address.
      This isn't a valid email address.
    • Please make a selection.
    • Please enter a message.
    • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy