Typically, if you are charged with a DWI in North Carolina and refuse to submit to chemical analysis, your license will be suspended for a year, regardless of the outcome of your case. However, you may be eligible for a limited driving privilege after 6 months. North Carolina’s “implied consent” law mandates chemical analysis following a DWI arrest and refusing to comply can result in certain consequences. Additionally, the prosecution may use your refusal as evidence of guilt during trial. Despite this, there are situations in which it may be advisable to refuse. Moreover, in some specific cases, it may be possible for you or your lawyer to prove at a special hearing that you had a legitimate reason to refuse, such as a medical condition, or that you didn’t actually refuse.