Have you been charged with a crime in North Carolina?

If so, you need to seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. Being arrested or charged with a crime is a highly stressful experience as well as confusing with the different rights you are granted as a citizen. Your freedom and your future depend on the legal representation you choose.

 

DWI (Driving while Intoxicated and DUI (Driving under the Influence)

DWI (drunk driving) is one of the most highly charged crimes in North Carolina averaging over 5,000 arrests per year. DWI penalties are stiff with a one year license revocation for the first offense, four years for the second offense, permanent revocation for the third offense, and felony prosecution results from a fourth offense.

With such high penalties, your ability to work and function is at stake. This is why it is so important to have a qualified attorney who will interpret the different laws such as:

  • Was there a valid reason for the traffic stop resulting in DWI arrest?
  • Can it be proven that the charged was the operator of the vehicle?
  • Was there sufficient probable cause for the suspect to be arrested?

Starting with these basic questions, a skilled DWI lawyer may mean the difference in whether a prosecution proceeds or not.

The Basic Principle of Criminal Law

It is important to remember that every person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and every person has the right to defend his or her self in all matters concerning the law. The first, and most important, step in your defense is choosing an attorney skilled and experienced in all facets of criminal defense such as traffic offenses, property crimes, sex crimes, assault charges, theft, and drug charges. Take that important step now by contacting us at Hands Law Firm where you will receive the most thorough defense possible in the state of North Carolina.