If you are charged in North Carolina with driving while impaired (DWI), good legal help is available to you, but you’ll need to speak at once to an experienced Winston-Salem DWI attorney at LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith. We can help.
The consequences of a DWI conviction can change your life. The exact sentence for a DWI conviction will depend on the offender’s age, driving history, and the specific details of the charge, but a DWI sentence can include jail, fines, probation, and a driver’s license suspension.
WHO CAN HELP IF YOU ARE CHARGED WITH DWI?
Choosing the right DWI lawyer can make the difference. At LAWSMITH, we’ve established a reputation for legal excellence in the field of DWI law. We routinely defend clients who are accused of DWI, and we bring every case to its best possible conclusion.
In some DWI cases, we may challenge the legality of police actions. If your rights were violated during a traffic stop, search, arrest, or interrogation, it’s possible that the charge against you could be reduced or dismissed.
In other DWI cases, if you submitted to a DWI test, we may challenge the results of the test, the reliability of the testing equipment, or the credentials of the person who administered the test. A number of defenses are possible. The details of the charge will determine the defense strategy.
HERE’S HOW WE HELP OUR DWI CLIENTS AT LAWSMITH
Contact an experienced Winston-Salem DWI attorney at LAWSMITH, the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, if you need legal help with – or simply have questions about – these DWI-related topics:
- BWI (Boating While Impaired)
- DWI Defenses
- Consequences of DWI Charges
- DMV Suspension Hearings
- Drug and Medication Charges
- DWI Penalties
- Driver’s License Suspensions
- Types of DUI and DWI Testing
- Vehicular Crimes
WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA DWI LAWS?
North Carolina law requires drivers to submit to a roadside breathalyzer test if the police officer on the scene reasonably suspects the motorist of impaired driving. After an arrest, the police might request a second breathalyzer test.
The “legal limit” on alcohol for motorists in North Carolina – and every other state – is a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08 percent. However, if the police believe that you are too impaired to drive safely, you’ll be arrested for DWI no matter what the breathalyzer results say.
If you’ve been arrested for DWI, you must speak to an experienced DWI lawyer immediately. Politely exercise your right to remain silent, and insist on your right to have an attorney present for questioning. Remember that anything you say to the police may be used against you.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONTACT LAWSMITH – AND HOW
Do not try to represent yourself. That may have worked in the past, but the science and law that is involved now in a DWI case is exceedingly complex and difficult. You must be defended by an experienced DWI lawyer who can guide you successfully through the criminal justice process.
Our legal team will protect your rights and bring the DWI charge against you to its best possible resolution. Call LAWSMITH at 336-306-8644 or use the contact form here on our website to reach us. Our offices are in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Let us fight for the justice you need.