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"Mr Smith was very responsive and helpful in helping me in court. He was very thorough and very prepared when we went to court. Because of his excellent work, the judge dismissed the charges."

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Arrested for DWI in North Carolina?

If you have been arrested for suspicion of DWI (Driving While Impaired) in North Carolina then you've come to the right place. At LAWSMITH, The Law Office of J. Scott Smith, our firm is dedicated to drunk driving defense. Many lawyers are general practitioners and have not had the training and dedication to be able to successfully defend North Carolina's most complicated misdemeanor. At LAWSMITH, our firm strives to stay cutting edge by our attendance at national conventions and by teaching other attorneys about DWI defense.

Our firm represents clients charged with DWI throughout the State of North Carolina with our primary focus being in the Piedmont triad and the surrounding areas including Winston Salem, Kernersville, Greensboro, High Point, Lexington, Thomasville, Mocksville, Danbury, Dobson and more. Our firm has handled cases for clients in 20 of North Carolina's 100 counties including Forsyth, Guilford, Davidson, Davie, Stokes and Surry.

We fight, plain and simple. Many lawyers don't understand the complexities involved in successfully defending someone charged with DWI. Many clients don't either- and that's the problem. Some people believe that they should plead guilty just to get it over with. That is not a good idea. A conviction for DWI in North Carolina has powerful penalties and consequences. Losing a driver's license and spending time in jail are just some of the unwanted hazards associated with a DWI conviction. Other unforeseen complications may include up to a 400 percent increase in car insurance rates and possibly the installation and maintenance of a Monitech Interlock system installed in your vehicle at your expense.

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If you need an aggressive DWI attorney in North Carolina, call us now. Let our years of dedication protect your rights.

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DWI in North Carolina

DWI (Driving While Impaired) commonly referred to as drunk driving or DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is a misdemeanor criminal offense in North Carolina. To gain a conviction in North Carolina for DWI, the prosecutor must prove that the driver of the vehicle was operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher or was impaired on Schedule I drugs or was appreciably impaired. Oftentimes, the prosecutor tries to prove this by a breath or blood test. The prosecutor also uses the arresting officer's testimony on the driver's performance on the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.