HABITUAL IMPAIRED DRIVING

In North Carolina, if you have been arrested for your fourth DWI charge, you are subject to being charged with felony for habitual impaired driving, or Habitual DWI (driving while impaired).  Habitual impaired driving is a very serious charge. While it is considered a Class F felony, a habitual impaired driving conviction can subject you to harsh penalties. Any felony conviction subjects you to long-lasting penalties, including but not limited to the following:

  • Loss of you right to vote
  • Loss of you right to hold public office
  • Loss of other citizenship rights

Felony conviction for habitual impaired driving carries extreme consequences and harsh, mandatory penalties under North Carolina law, including but not limited to the following:

  • Permanent revocation of your drivers' license by the DMV
  • A mandatory one-year prison sentence with no right to appeal
  • Forfeiture of your vehicle

Habitual impaired driving charges have increased significantly over the years in North Carolina as shared national databases reveal more out of state DWI convictions.  North Carolina prosecutors have little discretion in DWI cases, especially those involving repeat offenders. If you are facing a habitual impaired driving charge, it is critical that you contact a lawyer who regularly handles DWI cases, who knows how the local district attorney approaches repeat offender cases and is skilled and accomplished as a criminal trial lawyer.

Located in the heart of Raleigh, DeMent, Askew & Johnson has been aggressively defending all levels of DWI cases for over forty years, and our criminal defense team of attorneys has the knowledge and experience you need.  Our defense attorneys are skilled trial attorneys determined to achieve your best possible outcome, and we are ready to start working for you towards that result today. Please call us for a consultation at 919-833-5555.

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