Prior DWI Conviction in Charlotte?
DWI Defense Attorney serving Huntersville, Cornelius, Matthews and Mint Hill
North Carolina has some of the toughest DWI laws in the country. The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC is an established
criminal defense firm and represents individuals facing DWI offenses. A driver with blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher is too intoxicated to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner. He or she may be subject to arrest, and charged with a criminal DWI. A first time offender with a safe driving record may receive the lightest sentencing from a judge. For those with multiple DWI offenses, the penalties increase depending on the number of prior DWIs and the circumstances of the drunk driving incident. It is important to contact a
Charlotte criminal defense attorney and seek reliable advice as to the correct actions to take following a DWI charge. Our attorneys fight for the rights of individuals facing DWI charges that have a prior conviction.
2nd, 3rd or 4 th DWI: Charlotte DWI Lawyer
The structured sentencing for DWI convictions can include the following, with level five the smallest sentence to level one the most severe sentence:
- Level One Punishment – $4,000 fine, 30 days to 24 months jail term
- Level Two Punishment – $2,000 fine, 7 days to 12 months jail term
- Level Three Punishment - $1,000 fine, 72 hours to 6 months jail term
- Level Four Punishment – $500 fines, 48 hours to 120 days jail term
- Level Five Punishment – $200 fine, 24 hours to 60 days jail term
Additional penalties can include license suspension, community service, alcohol education and counseling, and ignition interlock device. A fourth DWI conviction within 10 years is an automatic felony and may result in vehicle confiscation. A DWI accident with injuries or fatalities is a felony offense, usually vehicular manslaughter, as well as leaving the scene of an accident and the offender faces harsh sentencing. A criminal defense attorney can help clients with multiple or first time DWI offenses following an arrest, at the time of arraignment, at a hearing regarding license suspension, and all other court procedures. The firm has a proven record of successful defense against drunk driving charges. Make an appointment today for a consultation with a qualified DWI defense lawyer.
Contact a Charlotte DWI defense lawyer for effective legal defense against multiple DWI criminal charges.