In the Greensboro area, if you are arrested for driving while impaired (DWI), reliable legal help is available. Arrange to speak immediately to an experienced Greensboro DWI attorney at LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith. We will fight on your behalf for justice.
A conviction for DWI can change your life. If you are convicted, your sentence will be based on your age, your driving record, and the details of the charge against you. A sentence for DWI may include jail, probation, fines, and the suspension of your driver’s license.
WHY IS CHOOSING THE RIGHT DWI ATTORNEY SO IMPERATIVE?
Selecting a good DWI lawyer can make all the difference. The DWI team at LAWSMITH has built a reputation for excellence in the field of DWI law – and a reputation for tenacity on behalf of our clients. We fight hard to bring every DWI case to its best possible resolution.
We may defend you by challenging the legality of the police behavior in your case. If the police violated your rights at any time during a traffic stop, a search, an arrest, or an interrogation, we may be able to have the DWI charge dropped or dismissed.
In other cases, if you took a DWI test, we may dispute the test results, the accuracy of the testing device, or the qualifications of the person who conducted the test. A variety of defense strategies are available, but the details of the charge will determine which strategy is best in your own case.
WHAT DWI-RELATED LEGAL MATTERS DO WE HELP WITH?
If you need help with – or have questions regarding – any of the DWI-related matters listed here, speak right away to an experienced Greensboro DWI attorney at LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith:
- BWI (boating while impaired)
- DWI defenses and the consequences of a DWI conviction
- DMV driver’s license suspension hearings
- Drug and medication-based DWI charges
- Types of DUI and DWI testing and testing devices
- DWI-related vehicular crimes including hit-and-run and vehicular homicide
WHEN CAN SOMEONE BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH DWI?
The law in North Carolina requires motorists to take a roadside breathalyzer examination if a law enforcement officer reasonably believes that a motorist is driving while impaired. If you are taken into custody, a second breathalyzer test may be requested.
The “legal limit” for North Carolina drivers is a blood alcohol content (BAC) level at 0.08 percent, but if a police officer believes that you cannot drive safely, you’ll be placed in custody and charged with DWI without regard to the breathalyzer results.
EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS AND CALL LAWSMITH AT ONCE
You must arrange to speak with an experienced DWI attorney immediately after an arrest. Politely insist on your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney. Remember that whatever you say to the police could conceivably be used against you in court.
If the charge is DWI, you cannot be your own attorney. The science and law in a DWI case is excessively complicated and exceedingly difficult. Instead, you’ll need to be represented by an experienced DWI attorney who can bring the case against you to its best possible conclusion.
Our DWI team will ensure that your case is handled fairly and justly. Use the contact form here on our website to reach us, or call LAWSMITH at 336-338-7010. We have offices in both Greensboro and in Winston-Salem. You can count on us to fight effectively for you.