DWI / DUI Bail in Raleigh, NC
You may be familiar with the acronyms DUI (“driving under the influence” of drugs and/or alcohol) and DWI (“driving while intoxicated” or “driving while impaired”). While many states have several charges under different names to address the crime of driving while drunk, North Carolina has consolidated all of these charges under one umbrella: Driving While Impaired (DWI). This statute, North Carolina’s Safe Roads Act of 1983, established clear-cut standards for DWI and corresponding penalties for various levels of infractions. When you need to post DUI bail in Raleigh, NC, call us at (919) 205-5322 for immediate support!
When you are arrested for Driving While Impaired, you will be taken to jail immediately. After being booked and processed, you will have the opportunity to be released on bail. Call Collins Bail Bonding for your DWI / DUI bail needs. Our honest, compassionate and prompt service has earned us a Better Business Bureau accreditation, and with over 20 years of experience, you can be sure that we will execute your bond properly and quickly.
How Is DWI Defined?
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is the primary measurement used to determine whether or not someone is legally intoxicated. BAC indicates the amount of alcohol present in your bloodstream. A BAC measurement of .10 signals that .10% of your blood contains alcohol. North Carolina uses the following standards to formally charge someone with DWI:
- A BAC of .08 if the driver is 21 or older
- A BAC of .04 for commercial drivers (CDL)
- Any alcohol present in the system of someone under 21
- A BAC of .04 for anyone previously arrested for DWI
Other Drinking and Driving Related Crimes
Driving While Impaired in North Carolina extends to several other areas other than exclusively the intake of alcohol and drugs while driving. Additional DWI offenses include the following:
- Assisting anyone under the age of 21 in obtaining alcohol
- The presence of an open container of alcohol in the vehicle if the driver has been or is consuming alcohol
- The presence of an open or unopened container of alcohol in the passenger seat of a commercial vehicle
Penalties for Driving While Impaired varies depending on age, prior DWI convictions, and license type.
Typical penalties include:
- Fines, court costs, and attorney fees
- Jail time (mandatory for some offenders)
- Mandatory community service hours
- More expensive car insurance rates
- Substance abuse counseling or courses
- Suspended or revoked license
We are available 24/7 to post bond anytime. You can be sure that our bail agents will provide you courteous and timely service when you need DWI / DUI bail in Raleigh, NC. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get you out of jail: (919) 205-5322!