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If you are convicted of DWI for the fourth time and the three prior DWI convictions occurred within the past ____ years, your fourth conviction will be considered a felony.

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If you have been convicted of DWI three times in the past seven years, a fourth DWI conviction will be considered a felony. The penalties will include a mandatory jail sentence of one to three years. [DWI Laws, Chapter 2 – Alcohol and the Law, North Carolina Driver's Handbook], ["Driving While Impaired," North Carolina Department of Public Safety, https://www.ncdps.gov/our-organization/law-enforcement/state-highway-patrol/faq/driving-while-impaired]