If you are facing DWI (drunk driving) charges in North Carolina, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Potential penalties include fines, driver’s license suspension, probation and even jail time.
Raleigh, Smithfield and Charlotte DWI attorney William Vasquez with Vasquez Law Firm has been successfully representing DWI clients for over 9 years and is a zealous advocate for his clients.
Mr. Vasquez looks at the various aspects of the DWI stop and arrest and is able to identify whether or not mistakes were made by law enforcement. The law is complex, and you need competent representation. Our criminal defense law firm is prepared to give you the strong representation you need for this critical legal matter.
In North Carolina, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. It is also illegal to drive while appreciably impaired by an impairing substance whether alcohol or substances such as illegal and prescription drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs.
In order to convict a defendant of DWI, the prosecution must prove that:
In North Carolina, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood In order to convict a defendant of DWI, the prosecution must prove that:
The prosecution must show proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you were guilty of drunk driving. The attorneys at Vasquez Law Frim are familiar with the standard of proof the prosecution must meet in these cases.
Punishments for DWI in North Carolina vary, depending on a number of factors. If you are facing your first DWI charge and there were no aggravating factors, you will likely face a Level 5 DWI charge, which is a misdemeanor.
Punishments for DWI in North Carolina vary, depending on a number of fPunishment for a first-time DWI offense in North Carolina includes:
For those who have had one or more convictions in the last seven years, or who are driving with a revoked license, the penalties are much harsher. They can be charged with a Level 1 DWI, which can result in a lengthy prison sentence and permanent driver’s license revocation
Whatever drunk driving charges you face, it is important you are represented by an attorney with experience in these matters.
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