1st Offense: If there are no prior DWI convictions within the past three years, then you will lose your license for one year.
2nd Offense: Being convicted of two DWI offenses within three years will cause you to lose your license for four years.
3rd Offense: Three offenses within ten years (the previous two having occurred within five years) will result in a permanent loss of a driver’s license. After five years, the individual can request a DMV hearing to re-instate the license.
Habitual Impaired Driving: Four DWI convictions within a seven year period will result in a conviction of Habitual Impaired Driving, which is a felony in North Carolina, and carries a minimum jail sentence of one year. Additionally, such a conviction will result in a permanent and final loss of driving privileges in North Carolina.