Costs of a NC Driving While Impaired Charge

So, recently I was having a discussion with a client about the Costs of a NC Driving While Impaired charge costs a driver.  I decided to blog about it so that those that were interested in the overall costs of a DWI, they would have this as a resource.  Although my practice consists of handling matters in Wake County, NC, I feel that the average person could expect their expenses to be very similar to Wake County, across the state.  This blog will cover the common expectations in Costs of A NC Driving While Impaired Charge if you are charged and convicted of a DWI in Wake County, NC.

Breakdown of Driving While Impaired Fees

The following is a list of fees you may incur as a result of a Driving While Impaired Charge. This list does not include your Matheson Law Office attorney fees. If you have any questions pertaining to when certain fees are due please call our office immediately at (919) 335-5291.

Pre Conviction

Civil Revocation Fee

·       Due any time after arrest with a BAC at/or above .08 or due to a test refusal

·       Required to get license back

$100

Limited Driving Privilege

·       Payable to Clerk of Court

$100

Certified Driving Record

·       Payable To DMV

$14

Substance Abuse Assessment

·       Payable to agency conducting assessment

·       *ONE TIME ONLY*

·       *EXPIRES AFTER 6 MONTHS*

$100

Substance Abuse Treatment

·       Payable to Agency Conducting Treatment

·       *ONE TIME ONLY*

$160 – $800

Determined by the agency

Post Conviction

DMV Reinstatement Fee

·       Depending on the type of suspension

·       Payable To DMV

$130

Approximately

Limited Driving Privilege (If eligible)

·       Post-Conviction

·       Payable to Clerk of Court after sentencing

$100

Substance Abuse Assessment (If not completed)

·       Payable to agency conducting assessment

·       *EXPIRES AFTER 6 MONTHS*

$100

Substance Abuse Assessment Treatment

·       (If not completed)

·       Payable to Agency Conducting Treatment

$160 – $800

Determined by the agency

Interlock Device (If .15 or above BAC Level)

·       Monthly Cost

·       Payable to Installation Company

$75+

Determined by the installation company

Court Costs

·       Payable to Clerk of Court

Can range from $100-

$10,000

Community Service Fee

·       Payable to Clerk of Court

$250

Jail Cost (For defendants serving jail time)

·       Payable to Clerk of Court

 

$40

Per Day in Jail

Probation Fees

·       Set-up Cost

·       Monthly Fee

·       Payable to Clerk of Court

$40+

 

Lab Fees for Blood Cases

·       Payable to Clerk of Courts

 

$600

(this particular Raleigh DWI Attorney charges $2,000 for representation of a DWI Charge)

If you are need of legal representation in Wake county for traffic or criminal charges, please feel free to contact my office for a free consultation at 919-335-5291.

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