You'll need to contact an attorney in NC. I do have some experience with this in NC. It's not clear whether this is a criminal charge or just a civil infraction. NC has a civil infraction called provisional licensee, which should be a civil infraction. However, they also could charge you under their zero tolerance DWI law. If it's charged criminally, may be able to get the charged reduced to a civil infraction based on the facts.
I strongly suggest you contact an attorney in NC.
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Every state has different laws regarding DUI. You also have the added wrinkle of possibly having the military involved. I would start with contacting an attorney in North Carolina who might be able to reach out to the local prosecutor's office to get some information. It may be possible to resolve it without actually appearing in court through a Plea In Absentia.