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Second DWI / DUI in Raleigh

What to Expect from a Second DWI Arrest

The legal system in North Carolina takes drunk driving seriously--and if you have been arrested for a second time, you can expect hefty penalties. The courts believe that if the sentencing for a first-time offender was not strict enough to prevent a repeat offense, the punishment following a second arrest must be severe enough to put an end to the behavior.

If you are convicted on charges of second time DWI / DUI, you face:

  • Imprisonment for at least 7 days and up to 12 months
  • Fines reaching $1,000
  • Mandatory license revocation lasting 4 years

When you have completed the term of your suspension, you may have to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your car before you can have your license restored. You will have to provide a breath sample every time you start the car, which can be a source of embarrassment and inconvenience.

Confronting charges for a second drunk driving arrest can cause a great deal of worry and anxiety for the future, but if you have the support and guidance of an experienced Raleigh criminal defense lawyer, you significantly increase your chances of a successful outcome.

Raleigh DWI Attorney by Your Side

The attorneys of Hopper, Hopper & Mulligan, PLLC are on your side and can you walk you through each step of the case. We know that you have concerns about the consequences that your arrest could have for your future, but it is important to know that with confident legal defense, you may be able have the charges dropped or reduced. You should come to our office as soon as you can so that we can interview you about the case and get to work on a strategy for helping you resolve the charges.

Contact a Raleigh DWI lawyer if you have been charged with a second DUI or DWI and want to learn more about the possible defenses for your case.

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