Category: Drunk Driving

Recent stories of cops being charged with DWIs in North Carolina show how penalties can go beyond what the law includes. Below, we’re going to tell you more about these cases, along with what the laws say.

Job Consequences for NC Police Officers Charged with DWIs

One police officer was arrested and charged with DWI after driving his personal vehicle over a highway center line around 1 a.m. on a recent Saturday in Banner Elk. The officer, who worked for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for the past 17 years, was removed on unpaid [...]

North Carolina has some of the strictest DWI laws in the country. Many first-time offenders do not receive treatment for drug or alcohol abuse, and therefore are likely to reoffend. Repeat offenders are subject to many additional penalties as described below.

License Revocation

Your driver’s license may be revoked permanently if this is your third offense and you had a DWI conviction within the past five years. A second offense within three years will result in revocation for four years. If you have four or more DWI convictions in any time frame, your [...]