Traffic/DWI

Experienced New Bern Attorneys Defend Drivers Accused of DWI

North Carolina law firm challenges allegations of drunk driving

Facing a drunk driving charge can be intimidating, especially if you are not familiar with the criminal justice system. At the Carolina Law Group, our attorneys provide comprehensive legal support to people who have been accused of driving while impaired, or DWI, under North Carolina law. Don’t be misled into thinking that an arrest, or even a test that exceeds the legal blood alcohol limit of .08 percent, means that you have no chance for a successful outcome. For a decade, we have found ways to help clients obtain acquittals, dismissals and reduced sentences in DWI cases. If you have been accused of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, we will wage a strong and comprehensive defense to fight the charges against you.

Knowledgeable litigators protect the rights of motorists

Since 2007, we have earned a reputation for being tough advocates for drivers who have been accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. We assert an effective defense based on issues such as:

  • Unlawful stops — Law enforcement must have reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct to stop a car. Even if it is later shown that a driver might have been impaired, a faulty stop can taint any evidence that is gathered later.
  • Improper searches and arrests — Without consent, police officers cannot make arrests or conduct searches unless they have probable cause that a crime is being committed. If you have been arrested, our firm will find out what the officer knew at the time and determine if there was an illegal overreach.
  • Flawed tests — Negligent administration of blood or breath tests can trigger false results and unjust prosecutions. We can identify mistakes that might have altered your case.

As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we can find evidence and law enforcement problems that other attorneys miss. In a consultation, our firm can examine your case and lay out a potential strategy to protect your rights.

Assertive advocates work to reduce or eliminate DWI punishment

Strong defense counsel is crucial to winning a positive result in a drunk driving case because sentences range widely. If you are a multiple offender or are involved in an auto accident, you could face felony charges and years of incarceration. In other instances, we can negotiate a plea agreement that results in a fine, community service or license suspension. As soon as you contact us, we will advise you about any aggravating factors and press for a favorable resolution in your case.

Contact a dedicated North Carolina DWI defense lawyer for a free consultation

The Carolina Law Group defends clients accused of DWI and other North Carolina criminal offenses. Please call 252-772-9378 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our New Bern office.