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When is DWI a misdemeanor crime?

In North Carolina, driving while intoxicated is generally classified as a misdemeanor. The exception to this is when a person is charged with felony DWI, but this only occurs if there is proof of extreme negligence or repeated convictions of related crimes. There are five levels of misdemeanor DWI, and each has varying qualifications as well as penalties. The final decision regarding a conviction will come down to the discretion of the courts.

Fortunately, some DWI charges can be reduced or even dismissed due to the circumstances of your case. For more information regarding misdemeanor DWI and their associated punishments, contact the Raleigh DWI defense attorneys at the Law Office of Jim Black 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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