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Articles Tagged with Sentencing in NC for DWI

Ordinarily, driving while impaired in North Carolina is a misdemeanor offense.  There are exceptions Habitual Driving While Impairedto the general rule, especially in instances where a fatality results from the DUI or when there are multiple prior convictions, resulting in an indictment for habitual DWI charges.

Habitual driving while impaired is a felony offense in North Carolina.  It takes into consideration prior convictions of DWI within a ten (10) year “look back” period from the date of offense on a new, pending DWI charge.

Habitual DWI differs from the misdemeanor “Laura’s Law” level A1 DWI in several different ways.

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