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Military DWI

A person already serving in the United States military may face different legal problems compared to a civilian if charged with DWI. These individuals are placed under significantly higher scrutiny due to how directly they can affect national security and local safety. These individuals may face a particular set of punishments that others may not face under the same conditions.

If you have been arrested on DWI charges while in the military, you may be entitled to certain defense options. For additional information, contact Raleigh military DWI attorney Jim Black by calling 919-600-4609 today.

Penalties for DWI in the Military

Unlike civilian DWI, a military DWI does not follow a state’s particular BAC limit laws. Instead, military personnel are expected to be functionally sober whenever behind the wheel. These individuals do not have a set level of intoxication for a DWI. Instead, the government may prosecute a military driver whenever they have imbibed alcohol and decided to drive.

These individuals can face the following penalties if convicted of a military intoxicated driving charge:

  • Dishonorable discharge
  • Jail
  • Fines
  • Loss of license
  • Loss of pay
  • Loss of rank
  • Loss of security privileges or clearance

These penalties can significantly disrupt a person’s career in the military if not altogether end it. For a service member who depends on their military service as a career option, these punishments can prove devastating.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with a drunk driving while in the military, you may face severe penalties for your actions. For assistance crafting a vigorous legal defense, contact Raleigh military DWI lawyer Jim Black today at 919-600-4609.


"Jim, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me. I am very happy about the outcome and would recommend you to anyone and everyone who has a DUI case. Two things that stuck out the most is your patience and honesty, you wanted the best for me and that was obvious."

The Law Office of Jim Black

5 West Hargett Street #310
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: (919) 600-4609
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