Depends. If doing what you suggest is an idea you cooked up yourself - then, maybe, maybe not. You need to get an alcohol assessment from an approved assessor - hopefully your psychiatrist qualifies and follow the recommendations of the assessment. If you do that then it should be considered a...Read more »
If by 'received' you mean you were charged, then there is no statute of limitations. If you have not or do not take care of the charge eventually you are likely to be arrested - and usually at the worst possible time.
In North Carolina it is DWI. Your license to drive or at least your privilege to drive in North Carolina (if you are licensed out of state) will be suspended at the time you are charged - generally speaking for 30 days. This is called a civil revocation. If you are processed properly, you will...Read more »
In 2001 I received a DWI while driving through Pasquotank county, NC. I hired a lawyer at the time to represent me because I was overseas still have a copy of the power of attorney, I never heard anything and assumes case was handled. I recently retired and live in Texas and found out the case was... Read more »
if the case was never handled you likely have an outstanding Order for Arrest. Obviously your first step in resolving this is calling your former attorney and finding out whats what. If that fails you are going to have to retain new counsel.
My friend and me were at a concert and were given a MIC. Two of us were NOT asked to blow. Two of my others were told to blow, and they did. We were not explained ANYTHING and we are not from North Carolina we don’t know how anything works in NC. We are from SC. AND I’am a half of week from... Read more »
Prior convictions of Driving While Impaired (DWI) or what would otherwise be deemed a prior conviction under the NC DWI laws MAY be considered by the Court in sentencing. Convictions entered more than seven (7) years from the current offense date may be deemed Aggravating...Read more »
In North Carolina, it is a DWI and generally will not affect your insurance at all unless you are convicted. If convicted, your insurance will skyrocket in price possibly to the point of simply being unaffordable for some people. If so, one option is to purchase a used beater type car outright so...Read more »
Officer said I was swerving a little bit, but I simply switching lanes without a turning signal. The law says I can do that if I’m 3 to 4 car lengths from other drivers. Plus, I got a DWI based off of odor of alcohol coming from my car and one breath test.
The law does not say anything about being any amount of car lengths away - you are not required to signal a lane change, period. It is nice if you do so and courteous - but it is not required that you signal a lane change. However, if the officer stopped you for what they interpreted as...Read more »
I got the least amount of punishment possible. I had a level 5 dwi (No aggravators), and it was only a misdemeanor. I got pulled over for speeding, but I did not crash or injure anyone or cause any damage. I was unfortunately under 21 at the time so any alcohol in my system would get me in trouble.... Read more »
First get the terminology straight - in NC its DWI and what county you are in is pretty much irrelevant. Court cost are $188 through out the state. The fine will vary (often dramatically) by Judge and depending on the circumstances of the case. In terms of expenses, the big one - your attorney,...Read more »
If you want your NC driving privileges reinstated, you will need to obtain a substance abuse assessment from an authorized provider and you will need to complete all recommended treatment (AKA the classes). The passage of 17 years has not changed that.
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