DUI/DWI Laws in North Carolina
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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.
DUI Checkpoints in North Carolina
Sobriety checkpoints are legal in North Carolina (see N.C. Gen. Stat. §20-16.3A). These checkpoints (also referred to as "mobile checkpoints" or "roadblocks") are police traffic stops that are not tied to any specific or individual suspicions.
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.