Charlotte DWI Defense Lawyer
Our Attorney Knows How to Fight DWI Charges
Are you facing a DWI or other alcohol-related charge in Charlotte? DWI
and alcohol convictions can often hinder your ability to get a job, housing,
or provide for your family. At
DeCurtins Law Office, the criminal lawyer, Robert J. DeCurtins, knows what it takes to win
cases and can put his resources, experience, and unique skill set to work for you.
Ready to get started?
Free consultations can be requested by calling DeCurtins Law Office during normal business
hours at (704) 313-1131. Should you require after-hours assistance, an
additional convenient line is available at (704) 508-9131.
Aggressive Representation for DWI Charges
The DWI defense team at DeCurtins Law Office understands just how much
is at stake when facing charges of drinking and driving. Attorney DeCurtins
works to remain easily accessible to his clients and maintain open and
honest communication throughout the process. He is relentless in his pursuit
of your freedom, and can work diligently to identify all witnesses, evidence,
and weaknesses in the prosecution’s case that can help you secure
the best possible outcome.
Common DWI defense tactics include:
- The arresting officer pulled you over without reasonable suspicion or just cause.
- The arresting officer detained you for longer than is reasonable.
- The officer did not have probable cause to make the arrest.
- The officer's observations were incorrect.
- You were given a non-standard field sobriety test.
- A field sobriety test was administered incorrectly.
- You were not read your rights.
- Your breathalyzer was different than the officer reported or administered
What Should I Do if I Have Been Arrested?
After an arrest, our
Charlotte criminal lawyer knows that you will have many questions about what will happen next. If
you are arrested for DWI, law enforcement has the right to automatically
suspend your license. Note that there are two parts of a DWI charge—the
criminal process and the administrative process with the DMV.
To protect your driving privileges, you will want to make sure that you
request a hearing to challenge the suspension as soon as possible. At
this point, it is a good idea to consult with a Charlotte DWI attorney
to help you through this process and determine what type of limited privileges
may be available to you. Once the suspension has been lifted, the minimum
blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) drops to 0.04%, if it is the first conviction.
To put it simply, if you are caught driving with a BAC over that percentage,
you could face potentially far worse penalties.
Penalties for a DWI Conviction
Is this your first DWI conviction? You should know that beyond the possibility
of losing your license, the possible penalties are severe, even for a
These are only some of the possible punishments:
- Fine costing up to $2, 000
- Minimum 2 days and up to 24 months’ incarceration
- 24 hours of community service
- Up to 30-day license suspension
- Possible license revocation for up to 1 year
Remember that if you are facing DWI charges, you do have the right to defend
yourself. DeCurtins Law Office can be with you every step of the way so
that the case is handled as seamlessly as possible. We can sit down with
you to discuss every possible option and what approach to take when forming
A Reputation for Success
Attorney Robert J. DeCurtins possesses extensive experience in criminal
defense and DWI matters. His approach defending clients is by ensuring
that all parties are on the same page. He aligns goals and searches for
the clearest path to take so that his clients find success. He understand
show stressful and frustrating it can be to face DWI charges; that is
why he is here to help you.