Give Yourself A Chance After A DWI Charge

Dedicated Defense For An Insidious Charge

Driving while impaired (DWI) is a serious charge that can come with harsh consequences in North Carolina. Depending on the severity of the charge and the number of offenses, the penalties can include jail time, fines, license suspension, community service and required use of an ignition interlock device (IID). You could also lose your car or have your insurance premiums increase exponentially in the wake of a drunk driving charge. Furthermore, schools, potential employers and the military may also turn you away from valuable opportunities based on you having a DWI on your record.

Don't Settle For Just Any Lawyer For Your DWI Defense

Building a solid DWI defense requires specific knowledge of the sentencing and procedural guidelines underlying this area of law. This is especially true given that these guidelines continually change, and can be complicated. For example, the way your case is treated could depend on many factors, including:

  • Your number of DWI offenses
  • Your blood alcohol content (BAC)
  • Whether you refused a blood or breath alcohol test

Attorney Matthew J. Barton is a former police officer who has experience on the enforcement side of DWI charges. He understands police procedure when making an arrest, including specific protocols for use of radar and breath alcohol tests. Attorney Barton also understands how errors in arrest protocol can affect your case, as can flawed execution of field tests protocol. Our firm also represents clients who have been charged with DWI stemming from use of prescription drugs.

Make An Informed Choice For A Knowledgeable Defense

Without an attorney who knows the details of these aspects of a DWI charge, you could end up facing penalties you don't deserve. When you've got a lot to lose, you need a lawyer who knows the terrain. Learn your rights and options today by getting in touch with us via email, or by calling our Salisbury, North Carolina, firm at 704-870-7530.