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DWI/DUI Penalties in Concord

Charged with DWI in NC?

The state considers impaired driving (also known as DWI and sometimes DUI) a criminal offense to be dealt with in a court of law and civil offense to be worked out with the state DMV. A police officer has the right to arrest you for impaired driving if you fail the field sobriety tests. If the blood-alcohol content (BAC) result is 0.08% or higher, you will automatically be arrested for DWI/DUI.

When charged with DWI, your license can be suspended for up to 1 year and receive fines between $200 and $4000, depending on the severity of the offense. A blood-alcohol content level of 0.15% or higher is considered an aggravated DWI in Concord and implies more severe penalties. To be convicted of such a crime is a serious offense that will have grave consequences , including a criminal record. You will need a qualified lawyer to protect your rights and insure that all the evidence is thoroughly examined.

At The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. a Concord criminal defense attorney can give you the legal support and guidance you need to reduce penalties or avoid them altogether. The firm's extensive experience with criminal defense cases brought to District and Superior Court has helped achieve successful results for past clients.

DUI Lawyer in Concord

Our state categorizes the penalties for DWI under 5 different levels. Level one is the most severe, with level 5 being the least. All involve some degree of license suspension, with the lower levels requiring a lengthier amount of suspension, up to revocation in some cases.

Level 1 - Provides for fines up to $4000 and 30 days up to 2 years in jail.

Level 2 - Provides for fines up to $2000 and jail time between 7 days and up to 1 year.

Level 3 - Provides for fines of up to $1000 and jail time of between 3 days and up to 6 months.

Level 4 - Provides for fines of up to $500 and jail time of between 2 days and up to 4 months.

Level 5 - Provides for fines up to $200 and at least 1 day in jail and up to 2 months.

There are many aggravating factors that can affect the penalties listed above, including prior convictions, injuries to another and driving with a child in the vehicle. There are also mitigating factors that can greatly affect the outcome, which our firm will closely review in order to assist in reducing the penalties whenever possible.

A DUI conviction can not only be expensive, but it disrupts your life. It can have a negative impact on educational and employment opportunities, as well as hinder your reputation as a professional. It is in your best interest to get immediate legal representation. The firm will work hard on your behalf to strive for minimum penalties and fines, while giving you the support you need during this stressful time.

Contact a Concord DWI lawyer at The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. if you were charged with DUI.


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