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North Carolina Ignition Interlock Laws

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North Carolina DWI Laws

Administrative and Judicial:

North Carolina has both administrative and criminal sanctions for driving under the influence. If you are arrested for driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of greater than .08 or if you refuse to take a chemical test, your license will be immediately suspended for 30 days. You can apply for a limited driving privilege after 10 days, but you must wait out your full 30-day suspension before driving again. You will need to install an ignition interlock.

Criminal sanctions for DUI/DWI are in addition to the administrative actions. There are five levels of DUI/DWI penalties if you are convicted by a court or plead guilty to DUI/DWI in North Carolina. For a 1st offense, you will be required to complete 24 hours to 60 days in jail and pay a $200 fine. Judges can suspend jail time and order community service after you spend 24 hours in jail, but you must not drive for 30 days. Penalties increase with subsequent convictions, up to and including vehicle forfeiture.
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North Carolina Ignition Interlock Requirements

In North Carolina, LifeSafer’s goal is to make your ignition interlock journey affordable and dependable. Every IID undergoes rigorous testing and calibration for accuracy before you get back on the road. We provide free IID Installation and our average cost approximates to only $2 per day. Additionally, we aid eligible NC drivers with state-specific deals and help navigate financial assistance from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

With 24/7 customer service and reporting experts, we confidently provide adequate support for your ignition interlock needs. We also provide a  DUI/DWI checklist to refer back to when you’re in the process of restoring your license. 

At LifeSafer, we understand how important IIDs are for regaining driving privileges. That’s why we focus on accuracy and convenience, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free return to full driving privileges in North Carolina for our valued customers.

North Carolina DWI Attorneys

With a team dedicated to finding experienced DUI/DWI attorneys in North Carolina, LifeSafer works to make your ignition interlock experience as easy as possible. Call today to learn about our attorney partners, and gain the support you need to find the best DUI/DWI attorney near you.

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North Carolina DWI Checklist

Need a step by step guide for navigating the interlock process in North Carolina? Get started here and download a North Carolina DWI checklist to restore your license fast.

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