Both DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated or Impaired) are criminal charges that apply to a person operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. Laws regarding these offenses are known to vary from state to state. Some states consider DUI a lesser charge than DWI. Some states don’t distinguish between the two charges at all. North Carolina belongs to the latter group.
DWI is a serious charge that comes with heavy penalties, however. It could result in the temporary loss of your driver’s license, a considerable sum of money, and even your freedom. These severe penalties undoubtedly require an aggressive defense from a knowledgeable DWI attorney in Raleigh, NC, such as one of the attorneys at Kurtz & Blum.