Greenville DWI Attorney
Have you been charged with a DWI?
If you were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, you may be at risk of facing harsh penalties. DWI (driving while impaired) is an offense that involves operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is called DUI in some other states and is also often referred to as drunk driving. A driver may face criminal charges for operating a motor vehicle while with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater or while his or her abilities are impaired due to alcohol or drug use.
Greenville criminal defense lawyer Timothy E. Burch is committed to representing clients throughout Eastern North Carolina who have been charged with this serious offense. Although it is a common criminal offense, a conviction for driving while impaired may result in a driver facing up to 2 years in prison along with fines, driver's license suspension and community service. The specific
penalties imposed will vary depending on the driver's blood alcohol level and other circumstances surrounding the case, such as any prior convictions.
Hard-Hitting DWI Defense in Greenville
North Carolina has strict laws when it comes to driving while impaired. For instance, if you are under the age of 21, North Carolina observes zero tolerance laws. If you have any amount of alcohol in your blood at all, you can be charged with a provisional DWI. In addition, the state's implied consent laws include enhanced penalties (such as immediate license suspension) for anyone who refuses
breath or blood testing to determine blood alcohol levels.
Fortunately, there are defenses that your DWI lawyer can use. If your rights were violated during your arrest, if the officer did not have probable cause to suspect you of DWI and pull you over, or if there was an error in administering or evaluating your breath test or blood test, you may have a strong enough defense to have evidence suppressed or your case dismissed altogether.
Our team has the resources and experience to offer you the highest quality legal counsel in the face of your DWI or felony DWI charges. We are committed to helping drivers throughout Greenville and the surrounding areas who have been arrested for and charged with DWI. We have a former Pitt County prosecutor and experienced criminal attorney to develop a legal strategy based upon familiarity with both sides of a drunk driving case. This unique perspective can allow us to anticipate the District Attorney's next move while building a solid defense on our client's behalf.
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