Hi, I’m attorney Derek gray of Graystar legal. We are a criminal law firm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and this is our FAQ series. Today’s question is going to deal with DWIs. Specifically, what is the BAC limit in North Carolina? BAC stands for breath alcohol concentration or blood alcohol concentration. So specifically, let’s always start with the law. The DWI statute is going to be North Carolina General Statute 20-130 8.1.
Now, there are two ways to get a DWI in North Carolina.
And that’s why things such as your field sobriety tests become much more important because that’s evidence that your mental or physical faculties or both have been impaired. So to answer the question, the BAC limit in North Carolina is .08. However, that’s not the only way you can be found guilty of a DWI. The appreciable impairment theory will account for things such as drug impairment or a combination of both. So, guys, I hope that answers your question.
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