North Carolina DWI Laws and Penalties
All DWI convictions carry a mandatory substance abuse assessment, followed by the recommended treatment or rehabilitative course. The judge can permit time completed in inpatient treatment to count towards required jail time.
First-Offense DWI in North Carolina
Read about the administrative and criminal penalties for a first-offense DWI in North Carolina.
Second-Offense DWI in North Carolina
Read about the administrative and criminal penalties for a second-offense DWI in North Carolina.
Third-Offense DWI in North Carolina
Read about the administrative and criminal penalties for a third-offense DWI in North Carolina.
North Carolina’s Implied Consent Laws: Refusing a DWI Blood or Breath Test
Drivers who are lawfully arrested for driving while impaired and refuse a breathalyzer or blood alcohol test face license suspension.
North Carolina’s Open Container Laws
North Carolina’s open container laws prohibit transporting an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of a vehicle.
Getting Limited Driving Privileges After License Suspension in North Carolina
When your license gets suspended for a DWI or another traffic violation, it’s often possible to obtain a “hardship” (or “restricted”) license for driving under limited circumstances.
North Carolina’s Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Laws and Penalties
Read about the consequences of boating under the influence (BUI) in North Carolina.