In 2008, the most recent year for which statistics are available, nearly 73,000 individuals in the state of North Carolina were convicted of driving while impaired (DWI), according to the NC Administrative Office of the Courts. DWI charges are serious charges that can have significant long-term penalties, including loss of driving privileges, loss of freedom and heavy fines.
In the state of North Carolina, DWI charges are divided into five categories, including:
Additionally, state law allows each charge to range from a scale of one to five, while one being the most serious charge that carries the most devastating punishments upon conviction.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI in Sampson County or anywhere in the state of North Carolina, the seasoned criminal attorneys at Kelly & West are available to discuss your rights. For nearly 30 years, our team of skilled defense lawyers has been committed to aggressively defending the rights of the accused to help them get the charges against them reduced, if not dropped altogether.
To speak with a skilled and aggressive DWI attorney about your case, please our Sampson DWI lawyers today.