Can a Greensboro DWI Lawyer Defend You From a Felony DWI? Yes!
A Greensboro DWI attorney, often known as Greensboro DUI attorney, can both defend you from and explain to you what a Felony DWI is. In North Carolina, Felony DWIs are called Habitual DWIs, and a Greensboro Habitual DWI lawyer is a necessary addition to your ability to secure your freedom.
Under North Carolina law, habitual impaired driving is charged when a defendant commits the offense of driving while impaired (as defined in 20-138.1), and has previously been convicted of three or more offenses involving DWIs or DUIs as defined in 20-4.01(24a), within 10 years of the offense date of the new charge. A Greensboro. DUI lawyer can look up your previous record to let you know if you qualify.
For sentencing purposes, it is a class F felony, and requires a 12 month minimum active sentence that can not be suspended. Greensboro DWI lawyers will tell you the good and bad details, including the fact that the sentence must run consecutive with and commence at the expiration of any sentence eing currently served. The defendant’s vehicle is subject to seizure and forfeiture, and upon conviction their driver’s license will be permanently revoked.
The occurrence date of the new underlying DWI or DUI charge must occur after the previous conviction dates. The different charges / convictions that can elevate a charge include impaired driving (20-138.1), habitual impaired driving (20-138.5), impaired driving in a commercial vehicle (20-138.2), death of serious injury by vehicle based on impaired driving (20-141.4), murder based on impaired driving (14-17), involuntary manslaughter involving impaired driving (14-18), and substantially similar offenses committed in another jurisdiction, including Canada.
If you have been charged with a DWI or DUI, contact the Greensboro habitual DWI lawyers from Garrett Walker Aycoth and Olson, we are here to help!