Helpful, Determined Advocacy To Protect Your Rights In A Refusal Case
In North Carolina, anyone who drives on public roadways gives “implied consent” to chemical testing if they are ever suspected of driving while impaired (DWI). If a police officer or trooper asked you to take a breath test or blood test and you refused the test, you are subject to an automatic driver’s license revocation for one year — regardless of whether you are ultimately convicted of DWI.
As experienced drunk driving defense lawyers, we understand the stress and confusion people feel when pulled over — and the many reasons you may have declined to take a test. We do not judge our clients; our mission is to help every way we can. What is critical is that you contact us as soon as possible to talk through what happened and discuss legal options.
Turn To A Proven Lawyer Now For Fast Action And Honest, Accurate Counsel
Fast action is essential to challenging any aspect of your traffic stop and DWI test refusal. We will explain your rights and move quickly to request a DWI/DUI refusal hearing before the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). At this hearing, we can address issues including:
- Whether you were properly advised of your rights and the penalties for DWI test refusal
- Your inability to understand what you were told about DWI test refusal, due to a Spanish-English language barrier or other issue
- The presence of a physical condition — such as asthma or diabetes — that prevented you from taking the Intoxilyzer or “breathalyzer” test
For most people we represent, driver’s license revocation for 30 days is a serious hardship — and loss of license for a year or longer can be personally and financially crippling. We deal honestly with each client, assessing all possible avenues for defense against a DWI charge and the separate DMV actions.
Consult Free With A Wilmington DWI Refusal Hearing Attorney
In many situations, you may be eligible for a limited driving privilege at some point during your revocation period for DWI test refusal. Our attorneys can help you navigate the all-important hearing and procedures required to achieve this. You can depend on us to explain key choices and how we see your chances for success, so that you can make the best decisions possible about how to move forward in a very difficult situation.