If you have been charged with a DWI (driving while intoxicated) otherwise known as a DUI (driving under the influence), you face a multitude of serious consequences. The court could penalize you with fines, community service, or even jail time. Whether this is your first offense or you’ve been arrested before, hiring an experienced North Carolina Traffic & DWI Attorneys can help to minimize your penalties. Being arrested for a DWI, especially your first time, can be a scary experience. When you hire a lawyer, we will be with you every step of the way from your arrest to your court date, with the purpose of getting you the best possible outcome in court.
What should I look for in a DWI lawyer?
Experience. You want to find a lawyer who has experience with DWI cases. A lawyer with DWI experience will be well versed on the laws relating to such charges and will know the best way to get you a reduced penalty.
Local. Hire a lawyer that is based in the same city or county where your arrest took place. They need to be familiar with the local court system, the judge, and law enforcement officers and will have a better chance of success at reducing your sentence.
Reputable. Find a lawyer who has a reputation for success in the area.
The charges and expenses you may face:
High fines. DWIs come with fines in the thousands of dollars range.
License suspension or revocation. You may not be allowed to drive for a certain period of time.
Community service. This comes in various forms, to be determined by the judge typically.
Jail time. You may have to serve actual time in prison depending on severity and number of offenses.
Alcohol and substance abuse evaluation and treatment.
Traffic school. Sometimes there is even specific DUI traffic school.
Increased car insurance rates. As with any traffic violation that puts points on your record, your insurance rates are likely to go up after a DWI.
Limited driving privileges. You may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in your car.
License reinstatement fees. When you are permitted to reinstate your driver’s license, there will be fees involved.
Without a lawyer, it is possible that you will face any of the above consequences in varying degrees of severity. You need to hire a DWI lawyer you can trust to represent you in court regarding these charges. A significantly reduced sentence is possible with the right representation.
Donald R. Vaughan and Associates will stand up for your rights
In the unfortunate event that you are arrested for a DUI/DWI in Greensboro, call Don Vaughan and Associates immediately. We will advise you every step of the way to help you get the best possible outcome in court. You can avoid or reduce the severity of the consequences you may face by hiring us to stand up for your rights. Don Vaughan is a DWI lawyer in Greensboro who is familiar with the local court system and has represented many people just like you in DWI cases. Don’t face these charges alone. Call Donald R. Vaughan and Associates at 336-273-1415.