What you need to know that could cause you to lose your car, license, or job.
The following are four common alcohol-related violations that as a result will get you into serious trouble and they are:
- Giving alcohol to someone who is underage. This includes serving or selling it to someone underage.
- Purchasing alcohol for underage drinkers.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol.
A DWI charge is determined by the driver’s blood-alcohol level. A blood alcohol level of .08 for North Carolina drivers aged 21 and older, or a level of .04 for commercial drivers, will result in a DWI charge.
Also, anyone under the age of 21 who has been drinking and driving will be guilty of DWI no matter what their blood alcohol level may be.
What Will Happen If You Are Convicted Of DWI?
A DWI is one of the more serious alcohol-related violations because it is the one that can result in injury or death. Being convicted of a DWI can result in your license being revoked or suspended, which becomes a part of your permanent driving record. The length of your license revocation depends on the number of DWI offenses you’ve committed.
According to the North Carolina DMV, after a third DWI conviction, your license will be permanently revoked.
In addition to the inconvenience of having your driver’s license suspended or revoked. As a result, you can face criminal charges. Being found guilty of such charges can result in jail time, fines, and court fees.
Contact an Attorney Who Can Help Save Your License
While it doesn’t pay to drink and drive in the first place, we all make mistakes. If you’ve been charged with an alcohol-related violation, especially a DWI, you need legal representation.
A DWI conviction as a result can ruin your reputation and cost you a lot of money.
You can even lose your car, license, or job.
Contact the Law Office of John C. Fitzpatrick. We will review your case to see if we can get your case dropped or the charges and/or sentencing reduced.