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.
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.