Winston - Salem DWI Lawyer
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.
We Can Fight for Your Future
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.