DWI, or driving while intoxicated, is a serious offense in North Carolina. Anyone who is found to have a blood alcohol content at or above the legal limit could be arrested and charged with this crime.
The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, for most drivers is .08. For a licensed commercial driver, the limit is .04.
Drivers under the age of 21 are subject to North Carolina’s Zero-Tolerance laws, which dictate that minors are not allowed to have any alcohol in their systems while driving. If an underage driver has a BAC of .01 or higher, he or she could be charged with driving under the influence.
The penalties for a DWI are severe in our state. From license loss to time behind bars, drunk driving charges are not to be taken lightly. North Carolina assesses punishments based on one of six levels and takes grossly aggravating and aggravating factors into account.
If you are charged with DWI, there are ways to defend you against these serious charges. These are complicated and technical cases that rely heavily on scientific evidence and witness testimony. An experienced defense attorney will be able to build a solid defense strategy to help you get the best possible outcome in your case.