Attorney Allen Brotherton Discusses Getting A DWI In Your Driveway In North Carolina
By the DWI Criminal Defense Attorneys at Knox Law Center in Charlotte & Lake Norman
Well, if your vehicle is running, and you are behind the wheel, and that’s considered an operation. However, there is a provision in the law that says you have to be on the public street or highway, or what’s called a public vehicular area.
If you are in the driveway of your apartment complex, then that’s an area that would be generally open to or used by the public for vehicular travel which is the definition of a public vehicular area, and the answer is yes. You could be charged. That’s illegal to be operating while impaired there, so sitting behind the wheel with the motor running, it would be enough. If you are in your own driveway at a private residence, then, in any case, that’s not a public vehicular area. You shouldn’t be charged with DWI.
The attorneys at Knox Law Center have been providing effective DWI criminal defense services for decades in Mecklenburg county and Charlotte, NC. Our attorneys can help navigate the confusing and expensive process of clearing clients charged with criminal offenses from their records, reinstating their driving privileges and generally helping to put the criminal charges behind them. Give our Charlotte DWI lawyers a call today to learn more about your options.
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