Allegations of drunk driving and criminal DUI/DWI charges have become serious business in the state of North Carolina. A conviction could result in serious penalties. Experience will definitely count in a successful defense of your rights. Hayes Mann in Wilmington will work his hardest to give you a positive outcome.
As an experienced North Carolina DUI/DWI Lawyer, Hayes Mann’s background in these cases is extensive. He has worked closely with clients, many of them college students. In each instance, we prepared the best possible strategies in their DUI/ DWI cases.
North Carolina’s DUI/DWI Law
North Carolina DWI law states that it is unlawful for any person to operate or attempt to drive a motorized vehicle in the state of North Carolina while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, intoxicants, or any combination thereof with a blood alcohol concentration level of .08% or greater.
If you are stopped under the suspicion of a DUI/DWI, the police officer is immediately building a case against you, starting with your initial behavior. You will be asked to perform some field sobriety tests. You are NOT required by law to submit to the field sobriety tests — you have every right to kindly refuse to submit to them.
You are however, required by North Carolina’s implied consent law to submit to a chemical test. If you refuse to submit to a chemical test, the arresting officer must inform you of the penalties for a test refusal and then ask you a second time if you will submit to a chemical test.
North Carolina’s DUI Penalties
A drunk driving conviction can carry with it serious and long-lasting consequences that include jail or prison time, a heavy fine, and suspension or revocation of a driver’s license. A person who is facing a drunk driving charge should not hesitate to seek immediate legal counsel from an experienced drunk driving defense attorney, such as Hayes Mann.
As you can see, North Carolina’s DWI/DUI laws have some leeway, and you need a qualified Wilmington DUI/DWI lawyer to ensure your sentence is minimized. A drunk driving charge is a serious criminal charge. If you have been accused of a drunk driving offense, you can not afford not to have an effective Wilmington lawyer on your side. This is when experience truly counts.
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