How Serious Is A DWI?
A DWI can have more impact on you than you may realize. North Carolina has six different levels of DWI, which affect how severe the penalties are. Even at the lowest level, you could face fines, license suspension and possible jail time. On top of that, your insurance rates will probably rise. The best course of action is to seek a criminal defense lawyer as soon as you have been charged.
Ordinarily, the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08. However, DWI charges do not always involve alcohol, as a person may be charged with being appreciably impaired by any impairing substance, be it prescribed medication, over the counter medication, or drugs. Penalties increase on a second or third DWI and it may be harder to get your license back, so it is crucial to have a skilled legal representative on your side.
How We Defend Our Clients
At Lanier Fountain & Ceruzzi, our attorneys understand the serious nature of DWIs. We will work to prevent one mistake from hurting your entire future. How do we do this?
As soon as we have discussed your case and decided to proceed, we will begin investigating. Oftentimes, a breath test produces inaccurate results or a police officer makes a mistake in proper procedures. We will explore every avenue for defending against your charges or reducing the DWI level to minimize the penalties.
We can also advocate for your driving privileges. In matters involving a suspended or revoked license, we will work to help you to reinstate your license or earn limited driving privileges so you are able to drive to work and other important places.
Get Legal Help Now
If you are facing a DWI, contact us online or call 910-939-3585 for a consultation. We are located in Jacksonville and help clients charged with DWI in Onslow County, as well as Duplin and Jones County.