DUI/DWI Resources

In North Carolina there are five levels of a DWI conviction.

Check out this site for a wealth of general information regarding DWIs, license suspensions, fines, and office locations.
NC Department of Motor Vehicles: https://www.nc.dot.gov/dmv/driver/license/violation

Level 5:

Punishable by a fine up to $200 and a minimum jail sentence of 24 hours and a maximum of 60 days. A judge can suspend the sentence but upon completion that the driver spend 24 hours in jail or performs 24 hours of community service.

Level 4:

Punishable by a fine up to $500 and a minimum jail sentence of 48 hours and a maximum jail sentence of 120 days. A judge can suspend the sentence but upon completion that the driver spend 48 hours in jail or perform 48 hours of community.

Level 3:

Punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and a minimum jail sentence of 72 hours and maximum of six months. A judge can suspend the sentence only upon completion that the driver spend at least 72 hours in jail or perform 72 hours of community service.

Level 2:

Punishable by a fine up to $2,000 and a minimum jail sentence of seven days and a maximum of one year. A judge CANNOT suspend the minimum sentence.

Level 1:

Punishable by a fine up to $4,000 and a minimum jail sentence of 30 days and a maximum of two years. A judge CANNOT suspend the minimum sentence.

Level I and II drivers are repeat offenders, persons whose license are revoked, impaired drivers who are transporting young children and impaired drivers who hurt someone in a crash. Impaired drivers must complete a substance abuse assessment and comply with any recommended treatment as a condition for having their drivers license restored at the end of the revocation period.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, DWI, DUI or traffic violations in New Hanover, Brunswick or Pender NC counties, help yourself out by calling the McGee Law Firm today at (910) 254-0400.