North Carolina DUI Laws

So you’ve received a DWI in the Tar Heel State. Well then, we are here to help you out. We give you the essential information you need to know, so that you can remedy your situation.

The Law

North Carolina DWI law states that it is unlawful for any person to operate or attempt to drive a motorized vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, intoxicants or any combination thereof, if he or she has a blood alcohol concentration level of .08% or greater.

The Penalties

  • Imprisonment: Minimum of 24 hours and up to 24 months.
  • Fines: Between $100 and $2,000 plus court costs.
  • Impact on License: Revoked for 1 year.

DWI Education

The requirement for DWI Education in North Carolina depends on the severity of the DWI arrest, an assessment after arrest, and whether this is the 1st conviction or not. The educational program in North Carolina is called the Alcohol Drug Education Traffic School (ADETS) This program is for people who don’t have an identified substance use disorder but may be at risk for these disorders.

The Solution

To have your license reinstated, file an SR22 form as soon as possible. Your insurance agent can assist or point you to a company that carries this type of coverage. North Carolina DUI Law requires this coverage for the three years after your conviction so it is advisable to start the process right away.

You will be required to carry your SR22 insurance for a period of 3 years.

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