i have a clean record for 20 years and was only docking the boat
NCGS 75A-10 makes it a Class 2 misdemeanor. Upon first offense, fines and possible probation are the sanctions.
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Speak to a local attorney and see about entering into a deferred prosecution to keep your record clean.
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BWI or Boating While Impaired is a somewhat unusual charge. Sentencing is as a misdemeanor and NOT pursuant to 20-179 (DWI).
Jurisdictions vary; but, in some instances a boating safety course MAY be helpful.
In Rowan County, Darrin Jordan is a fabulous attorney. Give him a call. I feel certain he can help navigate a sometimes complicated legal process.
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