Charged With Drunk Driving? You Need A Strong Defense.
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.
Fighting The Charges And The 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:
- Challenging BAC test results if equipment or procedures are suspect
- Challenging field sobriety tests and other evidence against you
- Challenging a traffic stop without cause — sometimes occurring at a DWI “roadblock” stop or checkpoint
Negotiating For A Reasonable Outcome
Leveraging more than 30 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.
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.