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Is a DUI a Misdemeanor?

Drunk driving or driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that carries significant legal consequences. In Asheville, North Carolina, understanding whether a DUI is classified as a misdemeanor or felony is crucial for

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How to Deal With DUI Checkpoints in Asheville

Police set up DUI checkpoints to catch drunk drivers by briefly stopping vehicles to check if the driver has been drinking. In Asheville, checkpoints are common on weekends and holidays when drunk driving is more

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Prescription Medications and DUI in Asheville

You’ve probably heard that driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and illegal. But did you know that driving while impaired by prescription pills can also get you a DUI? Even if it’s a

FAQs

In North Carolina, Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) is defined as driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle while you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs upon the ways of the state open to the public.
In North Carolina, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Impaired) are terms used interchangeably to refer to impaired driving offenses.
Underage DUI offenses have specific penalties, including license suspension, fines, and mandatory alcohol education programs. The legal BAC limit is lower for individuals under 21.
The legal BAC limit for drivers in North Carolina is 0.08%. However, lower limits may apply to certain individuals, such as those under 21 or commercial drivers.
A DUI arrest can lead to a suspension of your driver’s license. The duration of the suspension depends on various factors, including prior convictions.