Do I Need a DWI Lawyer?
FORSYTH COUNTY DWI ATTORNEY
Driving While Impaired in North Carolina is one of the most complicated misdemeanors in the State. Having an attorney well versed in DWI defense, rather than an attorney that practices a variety of criminal law or general practice is invaluable. A conviction for DWI in North Carolina can have a tremendous impact on your life and this conviction will remain on your criminal record forever. Hiring a DWI attorney now could save you thousands of dollars and can make sure that your case has the best possible outcome.
HIRING A WINSTON-SALEM DWI ATTORNEY
When selecting a DWI attorney, it is important to know how much of that attorney’s practice is devoted to defending people charged with DWI. At LAWSMITH, The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC, over fifty percent of our case load is spent defending DWI cases. Just as you would not want a plumber roofing your home, you would not want a business lawyer defending your DWI. Mr. Smith knows the ins and outs of DWI trial work.
Finding a DWI attorney that takes cases to trial on a regular basis is also important. You want a lawyer that is experienced enough in a court room to fight for you and be able to effectively cross examine police officers and other potential witnesses and experts. Mr. Smith tries DWI cases frequently and is in criminal court throughout the State on a daily basis.
Hiring a DWI lawyer that is knowledgeable about not only the law as it pertains to DWI but the officer’s training, the types of tests given, and the types of machines used in prosecuting a DWI charge is essential. Mr. Smith has successfully completed the NHTSA 24 hour course on DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing as well as the NHTSA ARIDE course. These are the same courses that law enforcement uses to train their officers. Mr. Smith is also a member and graduate of the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 National College of DUI Defense, Inc. Summer sessions at The Harvard Law School.
Have you been charged with Driving While Impaired? Contact a Winston-Salem DWI attorney at our office today.