North Carolina Habitual DWI Attorney

Arrested for a Repeat DWI? (NCGS § 20-138.5)

Experienced Felony DWI Defense Attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina

If you have been convicted for a prior DWI offense in North Carolina, you know how serious DWI/DUI charges are and how harsh the penalties can be. However, what you may not realize is just how serious these penalties can become now that you were arrested for your second, third or fourth DWI.

Don't Take Chances. Get an Experienced DWI Defense Lawyer.

If you have been arrested for a multiple DWI offense — or worse, habitual DWI — there is much at stake. Contact Roberts Law Group, PLLC. We provide aggressive defense counsel to clients throughout North Carolina who are facing serious drunk driving charges.

Habitual Impaired Driving: Four or More DWI Convictions

North Carolina imposes extremely severe penalties on habitual offenders. If you have been arrested for your fourth DWI in the last seven years, you will be facing a felony DWI charge for habitual impaired driving. Conviction for habitual impaired driving can result in:

  • Mandatory one year prison sentence
  • Permanent license revocation
  • Ineligibility for appeal of conviction
  • Mandatory substance abuse treatment
  • Vehicle forfeiture
  • Other criminal penalties

Harsh Penalties for Other Repeat DWI Offenders

Judges consider many aggravating and mitigating factors when determining DWI sentencing. However, repeat offenses within 10 years generally result in very serious penalties, regardless of the circumstances.

  • Second offense (within three years): Punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, up to 24 months of imprisonment and a 4 year license suspension. License reinstatement is possible after 2 years and the completion of certain conditions.
  • Third offense (within 10 years): Three DWI convictions within 10 years (two of the three convictions within the last five years) is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, up to 24 months of imprisonment and a permanent license revocation. You may request a hearing to reinstate your license after five years.

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If you have been arrested for habitual impaired driving or a multiple DWI offense, secure the representation of a former prosecutor. Contact Roberts Law Group, PLLC to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your DWI defense strategy.

North Carolina v. J.O.
Charge: DWI
Facing: 1 year in jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Our client lost her trial in District Court and received a 45 day jail sentence. She hired Roberts Law Group to help her with her Superior Court efforts. We argued a motion to dismiss based on an unconstitutional driver's license checkpoint and prevailed. Any evidence that flowed from the stop of her vehicle was ordered suppressed by the Judge. Case dismissed. Our client blew .13 on the EC-IR II breath device.

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