If by this you mean Driving Without Automobile Insurance, and you received a citation from a Police Officer, then yes, it is. Any time you receive a written citation from a police officer, it is considered a "Misdemeanor"
Asked in Criminal Law
Is dwai a felony or misdemeanor in Colorado?
A DWAI is a misdemeanor in Colorado. It is a charge that says you are over .05 but under the limit of .08. Where you have to pay the high insurance like a wet wreaks in California. When it should be a crime to charge a person for the high insurance. ...
Asked in Criminal Law, Police and Law Enforcement
What crime cannot be prosecuted if you are successful?
In most states, DWAI is a misdemeanor. DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) is a lesser criminal charge to it's higher charge of DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). You can be charge with DWAI if your BAC is .05 to .08, or if a prosecutor can successfully prove you were driving impaired. To be charged with DWI, your BAC needs to be .08 or higher, could also involve the failure of a roadside sobriety test. A person charged with DWI may plead guilty to...
Asked in Criminal Law
Is a dwai a criminal offense?
The DWAI or driving while ability impaired offense is considered a violation as opposed to a crime. However, if convicted of DWAI, penalties can be very tough. For a first offense, a DWAI conviction will bring fines, surcharges and a 90 day suspension of driving privileges. ...
Asked in Insurance, Auto Insurance
After a DWAI conviction is it wise to drop your insurance during the revocation period?
Well, sadly, probably after a DWAI conviction your insurance will find it wise to drop you. ...
Asked in New York
How long does a dwai stay on record in new york?
A DWI or a DWAI stays on your record for tens years, or if you don't renew your NYS drivers license once your driver's license originally expires (after you suspension period ends) after ninety days, it will go off automatically, once you do renew or apply for a new license (only for DWAI convictions only). ...
Asked in Oregon
Can you own a handgun in Oregon with a misdemeanor?
It depends on what the misdemeanor is for. If it is a misdemeanor for domestic violence, no, but almost every other misdemeanor is ok. ...