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, our Charlotte criminal defense lawyers know what it takes to win cases and can put our 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
Our DWI defense team at DeCurtins Law Office understands just how much is at stake when facing charges of drinking and driving. We work to remain easily accessible to our clients and maintain open and honest communication throughout the process. We are 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 incorrectly
What Should I Do if I Have Been Arrested?
After an arrest, our Charlotte criminal lawyers know 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 our Charlotte DWI attorneys 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 first-time conviction.
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 defense.
A Reputation for Success
We possess the extensive experience in criminal defense and DWI matters. Our approach defending clients is by ensuring that all parties are on the same page. We align goals and searches for the clearest path to take so that his clients find success. We understand show stressful and frustrating it can be to face DWI charges; that is why we are here to help you.