Charlotte DWI Attorney
DWI Lawyer Serving Huntersville, Cornelius, Matthews and Mint Hill
A DWI or DUI is a serious criminal offense with harsh consequences and requires an effective defense from experienced criminal defense attorneys. Under North Carolina law, a DWI or DUI arrest can result in a loss of a driver’s license and driving privileges. A driver’s license suspension can be hard when one depends on the ability to drive to work and school. A commercial driver’s license (CDL) suspension, revocation or cancellation can be devastating to an individual who needs the use of a CDL to earn a living.
If you are a boating enthusiast, you have to be aware of North Carolina's boating while impaired (BWI) laws. In North Carolina, it is unlawful to operate a boat, or a sailboat, water skis, or any similar vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are found to have .08% or more alcohol in your system, then you could be fined up to $1,000 and face jail time.
Individuals arrested for drunk driving and charged with a criminal DWI should contact a Charlotte criminal defense attorney for legal assistance and guidance as to the steps to take to ensure the protection of constitutional rights following an arrest. The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC provides professional legal services to clients on a personal level, understanding the importance of remaining available to answer questions and keeping clients informed of case progress at each step of the
Defending DWI Charges in Charlotte, NC
DWI and DUI arrests are very common with over 5,000 arrests in Mecklenburg County alone. Due to the offense being common, it is possible that law enforcement did not follow proper procedures. There are several threshold questions to ask regarding the validity of a DWI or DUI arrest:
- Was it a valid stop of the vehicle?
- Can the state prove the offender was driving the vehicle?
- Was there probable cause for the arrest?
A driver found guilty of a DWI or DUI can face a jail sentence, large fines and court fees, probation, license suspension, community service, and court mandated education and counseling programs. The courts may increase penalties if there are multiple DWI conviction s, a child was present in the vehicle at the time of arrest, or if a DWI collision resulted in injuries or deaths, or a hit and run accident. Our firm is skilled in defending DWI cases and dedicated to helping drivers achieve the best possible outcome of their case. Make an appointment today for a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer with proven results in DWI and DUI defense.
A DUI or DWI in North Carolina can result from a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) on a breathalyzer test of.08 or above, from impaired driving as observed by law enforcement, from drug-impaired driving, or a combination of drinking and drug-impaired driving. Drug-impaired driving can be caused by illegal drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, or other controlled substances, from the use of prescription drugs, as well as over-the-counter drugs which can result in drowsiness or other debilitating effects on the nervous system and motor skills.
If law enforcement pulls you over on suspicion of a DWI or DUI, you are required to submit to a chemical test based on implied consent laws, which are part of your agreement when issued a North Carolina driver's license. If you refuse to take a breath or blood test, your driving privileges will be suspended by the DMV for a minimum of 30 days with an additional 12 months to follow. If your BAC is.08 or higher as a residential driver or.04 or higher as a commercial driver, the test results will be submitted as evidence of your offense to the court. Having a skilled and dedicated Charlotte DWI lawyer in your corner as soon as possible can make a significant difference in how your case evolves throughout the legal process and in its final outcome.
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