Mopeds, Often a DWI Consequence, Must Now Be Registered, A New DWI Cost

In Criminal, Trafficby GWAO

Mopeds, often the only relief for individuals with revoked licenses, and certainly a consequence of a DWI conviction, face a new “tax.”  N.C.G.S. 20-50; 20-176(a); and 20-176(c) now require mopeds to be registered, even though for certain mopeds no license is required.

In addition to increasing the financial burden of DWI defendants, this creates a new “reason” for law enforcement, Greensboro Police, Randolph Sheriff’s, Guilford Sheriffs, High Police, to all “stop” a individual on a moped.

The attorneys at Garrett, Walker and Aycoth, always against increased financial penalties, are ready to fight any suppression motion based on a stop or illegal serch.  Contact us today if charged with a traffic ticket, DWI, or facing a trial.