DWI in North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports that over 48,000 people were convicted of DWIs in our state between July 2009 and June 2010. Imagine how many more people were arrested and were either acquitted or had the charges against them dropped! If you have been charged with a DWI, you are not alone.
Facing a DWI charge can be terrifying. The fact that North Carolina has some of the strictest punishments for those convicted of driving while intoxicated certainly adds to the stress and fear you may be feeling. What’s more, our state’s complicated sentencing structure offers no guarantees in regard to what your likely punishment will be. If your DWI case goes to trial, a judge or a jury will rule on specific factors that have played a role in your case, which will then provide a guideline for sentencing. Losing your license, being required to pay expensive fines and even going to jail are all possible punishments for even a first-offense DWI.
You Can Fight Your Charge
Although facing a DWI is serious, you are innocent until proven guilty. You have the right to protect your record and good name by fighting the charges against you.