North Carolina DWI Lawyer
Many people who are arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Henderson or North Carolina are experiencing their first brush with the North Carolina criminal justice system. They are unprepared for the process they will be involved in, and often they do not fully appreciate what is at stake. A DWI is not a traffic ticket, and it is not a simple matter of paying a fine and moving on. If convicted of DWI, you face the loss of your driver’s license, very expensive fines and fees, and possible negative impacts on your job or professional license. Any subsequent arrests will also be punished much more severely if you have a previous DWI on your record.
North Carolina DWI lawyer Rashad Hauter can help you understand what is at stake in your drunk driving arrest. More importantly, he can evaluate your situation and advise you on the best possible outcome in your case. At Dysart Willis, we defend people every day charged with DWI in Vance and Wake County courts.
Understanding North Carolina DWI Laws
You can be charged with drunk driving, or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), if you are found to be driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more. Having this level of alcohol in your bloodstream means that you are per se intoxicated under the law and can be charged with DWI, but it is important to understand that you can also be arrested with a BAC of less than .08%, if other evidence gathered by the police officer shows that you were “noticeably impaired” or “appreciably impaired” while driving. In either case, it is important to contact an experienced DWI defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.
How Dysart Willis can Help
Even if you “failed” field sobriety tests or blew .08% or more, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should plead guilty to DWI, or that a conviction is a sure thing. There may be many reasons why you should not be convicted of DWI, and you are entitled to put forward these reasons in your defense. With years of experience prosecuting drunk driving cases throughout North Carolina and defending clients accused of DWI in Wake County, Rashad Hauter and Dysart Willis can evaluate your situation and build a strong case on your behalf with any applicable defenses, such as:
- The police did not have sufficient cause to make the initial stop
- The police did not have cause to require you to take a breath test
- Nonstandard or improper testing procedures were used
- The test results were invalid
- The conclusion that you were impaired was based on unreliable subjective evidence
In addition, Dysart Willis can help you fight your driver’s license suspension. The DMV will move to suspend your license immediately after a DWI arrest, regardless of whether you are actually convicted of DWI. You have rights to make yourself heard in this process in certain situations, but you must act quickly.
Get Immediate Assistance after a North Carolina DWI Arrest
If you have been arrested and charged with DWI in North Carolina, Henderson, or throughout Vance or Wake County, call Dysart Willis at 252-226-6878 for a free consultation with one of the area’s most experienced and successful DWI attorneys.