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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.
What Is a Felony DWI in North Carolina?
In North Carolina, a fourth DWI and DWIs involving deaths and serious injuries are felony offenses.
Underage DWI in North Carolina
Read about the administrative and criminal penalties for underage DWI in North Carolina.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in North Carolina
How is "drugged driving" defined in North Carolina and what are the penalties if you are convicted?
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.
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