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Facing DWI Charges in North Carolina? Contact Our Attorney

North Carolina is a zero tolerance state, meaning drivers under the legal drinking age caught driving while intoxicated may face charges if any alcohol, or drug, is found in their system. For drivers over the age of 21, a blood alcohol content (BAC) level at or above the legal limit of .08% is illegal, but for a driver under the age of 21, a BAC of .01% is enough to justify charges. If you or your child is facing underage DWI charges, the first thing you should do is contact your lawyer.

At Plyler Law Firm, P.A., our firm has over 20 years of experience working in both state and federal court. Not only is Attorney Plyler dedicated to providing compassionate, competent service to each client, he also offered affordable representation.

Contact Plyler Law Firm, P.A. for a free initial case evaluation, today!

Consequences of Underage DWI

In some instances, an underage DWI defendant may face the same sentencing as someone charged with an “adult” DWI. However, in most instances it is considered a class 2 misdemeanor, and will likely include fees and a mandatory program, and possibly a few other penalties.

The punishments for an underage DWI may include:

  • Community service
  • Up to 45 days in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • DWI school and/or a rehabilitation program
  • Loss of driver’s license for up to 1 year

Consequences of an underage DWI charge can be hefty, and may impact your child’s future if you don’t act quickly. In addition to the above court-ordered penalties, anyone convicted of an underage DWI is likely to face higher car insurance fees and may face limited driving privileges. If convicted, the underage driver may be set with a criminal record, which could make it more difficult to get into college, find a job, and obtain housing.

Attorney Plyler Will Defend Your Legal Rights

Starting with your initial case evaluation, Attorney Plyler will stand beside you every step of the way, providing honest, invaluable legal counsel. Our firm provides one-on-one attention to each client, ensuring each case receives its due attention. Attorney Plyler has a thorough understanding of DWI law in North Carolina and has the knowledge and skills necessary to defend your rights. When dealing with an underage drinking or drug charges, Attorney Plyler will evaluate the specific details of your case in order to ascertain the best approach for you. Our firm believes the ultimate goal is to reduce or remove all charges and protect your future.

To begin working on your underage DWI case, contact Plyler Law Firm, P.A..

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    Matthew R. Plyler


    Matthew R. Plyler is a general practice attorney who provides knowledgeable and compassionate representation to residents of Fayetteville and the surroundings area. He has been practicing law for over 20 years, handling a wide range of practice areas. This experience provides him with the background and skill needed to be successful. He approaches each case with a rare level of dedication and zeal that serves his clients well. During the initial consultation, he will take as much time as is ...

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