Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Serving Winterville, Greenville, Kinston and Surrounding Areas
Although many people recognized driving while impaired (DWI) as a serious concern, they often underestimate the significant consequences being convicted of drunk driving can have.
If you have been arrested for DWI, you need a strong advocate to protect your rights. At the Dixon Law Group, PLLC, we provide aggressive representation for anyone — including university students, teenagers and out-of-state drivers — accused of DWI in North Carolina. Our firm is well known throughout the Greenville-Pitt community for our dedicated, experienced defense.
The Consequences of a DWI
If you are stopped for DWI, your license will automatically be suspended for 30 days. If convicted, it will be suspended for one year. You may see an increase in your insurance premiums, sometimes more than double. Although not common, in some cases you could also face jail time, especially if you have multiple DWIs on record.
As a criminal offense, a DWI will also remain on your record indefinitely, which could limit your opportunities to get a job, rent an apartment, pursue educational opportunities or serve in the military.
What Our Lawyers Can Do
Our Greenville DWI/DUI attorneys seek to ensure the state proves its case beyond a reasonable doubt. We will examine all the evidence in your case, including whether:
- Police had probable cause to stop you
- You were informed of your rights before arrest
- The Breathalyzer or blood test was properly calibrated at the time of administration
Depending on the facts, we may be able to negotiate with prosecutors to have your charges reduced or even dismissed. If this is a first-time offense, we may also be able to pursue less harsh penalties such as unsupervised probation or limited driving privileges.
What If I Refuse a Breathalyzer?
If you refuse to take a breath or blood test, your license will automatically be suspended for one year. However, the Department of Motor Vehicles must inform you that notice of your refusal was reported to them before the suspension goes into effect. Once notified, you have a very limited amount of time to appeal. Our lawyers can help you understand your options and protect your rights if you refused a blood alcohol test.
Contact Dixon Law Group, PLLC
If you have been accused of DWI, don't simply plead guilty and pay your fine. The consequences of doing so are greater than you probably realize. To discuss your case in a free consultation with our lawyers, contact us online or by calling 252-481-5063 or toll free at 866-309-2251. We offer evening and weekend appointments if necessary.