Written by attorney James Robert Cummings

BWI charges on a NC drivers license

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Hi! I'm James Cummings with the law firm of Cummings & Cummings and one of the questions I get all the time in my office is does a boating while impaired charge affect my driver's license? The answer to that is no. It has no effect whatsoever on your ability to drive a motor vehicle on the roads of North Carolina. However, a boating while impaired charge is a misdemeanor that carries penalties that could include up to a 120 days in jail. There are many ways to defend a boating while impaired charge just like a DWI including the attack in the standardized field sobriety test, probable cause for arrest or even the ECI or a breath result itself. If you, a friend or a loved one has been charged with boating while impaired in Carteret County, give us a call at Cummings & Cummings today. The initial consultation is always free and confidential.

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