Wilmington DUI Lawyers

North Carolina Drunk Driving Defense Attorney

Under North Carolina law, drunk driving is officially known as driving while impaired (DWI) — though some may call it DUI. If a breath, blood or other test indicates you operated a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher, you will be charged with DWI. The same charge applies to driving while impaired by marijuana, other illegal drugs or prescription drugs.

In recent years, laws intended to reduce drunk driving have become increasingly strict, and harsh DWI sentences come as a shock to many people. Law enforcement and prosecution techniques have also become more aggressive. We believe strongly that anyone charged with drunk driving should have experienced defense counsel. Whether this is your first offense or you are charged as a repeat offender, please contact us now.

Negotiating For a Reasonable Outcome or Fighting the Charge and Evidence

A DWI arrest can happen to almost anyone who drinks, and most people we help — including students and visitors to our area, working people and high-level professionals — acknowledge their mistake. If the evidence against you is strong and police followed all procedures correctly, our drunk driving defense lawyers can still make a difference.

We investigate each case thoroughly, rather than looking to simply "plead you out." We are able to fight some DWI charges and win acquittals or dismissals by:

Leveraging more than 20 years of experience in the courts of New Hanover, Columbus, Brunswick, Pender, Duplin, Sampson, Johnston and Wake counties, we negotiate skillfully for sentences our clients can live with, often eliminating jail time, reducing the impact of a driver's license revocation, saving a commercial driver's license or achieving other critical goals.

Skilled Wilmington DWI Defense Lawyers: Call 910-338-9813 Now

At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, our DWI defense attorneys are ready to protect your rights and future. We are non-judgmental and constructive, always looking for ways to get you through a tough situation in the best shape possible.