DUI Overview | DWI/DUI Attorney | Greensboro NC

DWI/DUI Overview

In North Carolina, it is illegal to drive (operate or control) a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol in an amount which appreciably impairs your judgment. If you have been recently accused of Driving While Impaired or Driving While Intoxicated, you should immediately contact a hard-working and experienced criminal defense attorney at The Whited Doby & Ray Attorneys at Law.

In order to convict you of Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence in North Carolina, the District Attorney must be able to prove 5 elements/facts beyond a reasonable doubt. The five elements are:

  1. That you were driving.
  2. That you were driving a vehicle in the manner defined in case law and by statute.
  3. That you were operating a vehicle in a public vehicular area.
  4. That the officer had both a reasonable suspicion to initiate the stop of your vehicle as well as probable cause to make the arrest.
  5. Evidence which tends to show that you were appreciably impaired beyond a reasonable doubt.


There are several ways that impairment can be proven.