Helping You Navigate Your Most Difficult Time
Being charged with a DWI, for many people, is a terrifying and confusing experience. At Gordon Law, DWI defense is a major focus for us. If you're reading this, you're already taking the best first step you can in searching for a qualified, local attorney. We'll take all the time you need to make sure you understand the charges against you, the possible consequences, and what we can do to help you navigate the process.
Your DWI Lawyer Will Begin By Looking At All Of Your Circumstances
You may be surprised to learn that, under certain circumstances, police can pull you over even if they don't see you violate any traffic laws. A good DWI attorney will evaluate the reasons why the officer/s stopped you and verify that it was done for a legal reason. They'll also look at everything that happened after the stop to determine if police had valid reasons to arrest you.
How The Tests Were Administered Is As Important As How You Performed
You may have been asked by police to perform certain field sobriety tests. If you agreed to perform them, your performance isn't the only factor that goes into whether or not you can be convicted of Driving While Impaired. How the tests were administered and your individual health circumstances are often just as important as how you did on them.
You DO Have A Right To Refuse Any Test But...
There are potential consequences for refusing to submit to certain DWI related tests. Your Gordon Law attorney will review your case to make sure that you did in fact refuse and will help mitigate some of the possible consequences that come with that refusal.
DWI Sentencing Is Handled Differently From All Other Crimes
In North Carolina, there are sentencing guidelines for all felonies and misdemeanors. DWI sentencing doesn't follow either of those guidelines. Convictions for Driving While Impaired are sentenced within one of five sentencing levels based on various factors that your attorney will be able to explain completely based on your unique circumstances.
You Need To Think About How To Protect Your Ability To Drive
The last thing a good DWI defense attorney will do is work to keep you driving legally. They'll discuss the DMV-related consequences and potential consequences of being charged with a DWI offense and they'll help you get a limited driving privilege to allow you to get back on the road as soon as possible.
If you've been charged with a DWI offense, it's important that you speak with an experienced DWI attorney as soon as possible. 704-951-7657