The Penalties Of A DWI

The consequences of a DWI (drunk driving) conviction in North Carolina can be life-changing. If convicted of DWI, you will face steep fines, the suspension of your driver's license and increased insurance rates. You could also be sentenced to probation or jail time. If you have prior DWI convictions on your record, the stakes are even higher and you could face a lengthy prison sentence and permanent driver's license revocation.

How We Protect Your Future

At Randall & Stump, PLLC, we know how to fight DWI charges in North Carolina. In addition to handling first-time and repeat offenses, we also defend clients who face charges of boating under the influence (BUI) as well as college students who face provisional DWI charges and other drinking-related charges.

Call right away to protect your rights: 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435.

Our criminal defense attorneys are well-versed in drunk driving defense strategies. Attorney Ryan D. Stump has attended state and national seminars and knows successful methods of defending DWI charges in both state and federal court. Based on what happened in your case, defenses may be available. For instance:

  • Was there reasonable suspicion to stop you in the first place?
  • Did the officer follow his/her training?
  • Did the officer have probable cause to arrest you? Field sobriety tests are notoriously subjective.
  • How was the breath test machine maintained and when was it last calibrated? Did the officer follow the appropriate procedures before obtaining your breath sample? Is the breath result reliable enough to satisfy the burden of proof at trial?
  • Was the arresting officer certified to use a breath test machine?
  • Did the officer obtain a warrant for a blood draw?
  • If the officer did not secure a warrant, was there an issue with the consent the officer claims you provided?
  • Were you detained too long after your arrest, which may result in a violation of your rights?

We dig deep to find mistakes that might have violated your rights. Throughout the process, we fight for dismissal or reduction of the charges to limit the potential consequences.

Don't Let DWI Charges Ruin Your Life

We are committed to helping our clients avoid the consequences of DWI convictions. Our lawyers can help you address numerous DWI-related concerns, including:

A conviction can have a long-term effect, with collateral consequences that you may not have anticipated. We will help minimize the impact that a DWI charge has on your life.

Make Your First Call Count

If you or a loved one is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, get sound legal advice immediately. Call 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 — we answer our phones 24/7 and always offer free initial consults.