Multiple DWI Offenses
Legal Assistance from a Fayetteville DWI Attorney
An arrest for the offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious circumstance that can result in severe penalties in North Carolina. For individuals who have previous DWI convictions, their penalties and sentencing may be much more severe than for people charged with a first offense. Penalties are enhanced for people who face multiple DWI offense, and a conviction can dramatically impact their future. A multiple-offense DWI case can result in penalties including jail time, heavy fines, and the loss of driving privileges. If you have been charged with a DWI for the second or subsequent time, it is more important than ever to secure the legal assistance of a Fayetteville DWI lawyer.
DWI Penalties for Multiple Convictions
DWI charges can result in enhanced sentencing for multiple offenses. Penalties substantially depend on how many previous DWI offenses you have on your record, among other aggravating factors. DWI offenses are punished depending on the level it falls under. Even a first-offense DWI can incur Level 1 (the highest category) punishments if enough aggravating factors are involved. Typically, a second conviction for driving while impaired includes a mandatory license revocation of four years if the first offense took place within the past three years. A third offense will result in a mandatory lifetime driver license revocation, a fine of up to $2,000, and between 14 days and 24 months in prison. Penalties continue to increase with subsequent DWI offenses.
If you are faced with a multiple DWI charges, you will need aggressive defense from a Fayetteville multiple-offense DWI attorney. We have been assisting individuals with their DWI cases since 2000 and continue to use this experience to clients' benefit. Our firm can build a compelling defense and can explain all of your available options. At the Plyler Law Firm, P.A., we have the knowledge to effectively assist you through your case. Contact us today!