Legal Question in DUI Law in North Carolina

I was wondering Is a driving while intoxacted

a felony?

Asked on 11/29/11, 1:20 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Amanda Houser The Houser Law Firm, P.C.

In North Carolina the offense is known as Driving While Impaired. Under certain circumstances, it can be a felony. The most common way for the charge to rise to felony status is to have multiple prior convictions of DWI withing a certain period of time.

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Answered on 11/29/11, 3:12 pm
Clarke Dummit Dummit Fradin (Winston-Salem Office)

DWI under North Carolina Law is a misdemeanor not a felony. The Statute is NCGS 20-138.1. If the person has three prior DWI convictions in the last ten years the charge can be enhanced to a felony. If you need further details, you can review videos on the topic at our web site .

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Answered on 12/01/11, 4:45 pm

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