In North Carolina, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle if your blood alcohol
concentration is .08 or higher or while you are under the influence of an impairing
substance. Receiving a charge of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) can be a very traumatic
event and without a proper defense it can cost you more than you may realize. In
addition to the fines and penalties (which in some cases can exceed $1,000), your
DWI may have far reaching effects including loss of employment. It is important that
you immediately hire a DWI defense attorney to represent your interests; in some
cases, where law enforcement has not followed the proper guidelines, your charges
may be dismissed! The specific guidelines that the District Attorney follows vary
county to county, so it is important that you consult with an attorney that handles
cases in your area.
If you are convicted of a DWI the costs do not end with the conviction. In addition
to the court-ordered fines, your driving privileges will be revoked for a minimum
of one year and you will also have to attend substance abuse counseling, even if
you do not have an alcohol addiction. In many cases you will also have to
Both DUI and DWI are terms that refer to operating a motor vehicle while impaired
by illegal drugs or alcohol. The biggest difference between the two is only in what
the letters stand for.
DWI is an acronym for driving while intoxicated or impaired and DUI stands for driving
under the influence.
pay probation and monitoring fees in addition to restoration fees when you are eligible
to reinstate your license. If you need transportation during the period of revocation,
our DWI defense attorneys can assist you with an application for Limited Driving
Privilege, which will allow you to drive for work, school, or maintenance of your
household between the hours of 6am-8pm, Monday-Friday.
You can request that the Court extend the period by providing evidence from an employer
It is very important that you select an experienced attorney; the attorneys at James
E. Rogers P.A., Attorneys and Counselors at Law, are very experienced DWI defense
attorneys. A general lawyer will not know all of the technicalities involved in
a DWI case and will not be as effective as an experienced defense attorney that frequently
and successfully represents clients charged with DWI.
Choosing the right attorney for your DWI defense is one of the most important choices
you have to make after you have been charged with DWI. Please call James E. Rogers
P.A., Attorneys and Counselors at Law for your free consultation today.
5920 South Miami Blvd. Suite 204 Morrisville, NC. 27560
Throughout the United States, the laws vary regarding how a DWI is dealt with.
James E. Rogers, P. A. Attorneys and Counselors at Law are well-versed in the intricacies
of NC law regarding DWI.
In some states, the drunk driving laws differentiate between a DUI and a DWI, where
the DUI is a lesser charge. In these states, a DUI usually signifies a lesser degree
of intoxication, which is determined by a person’s blood alcohol level at the time
of arrest. Sometimes, states will allow the charges of a DWI to be reduced to a DUI
with the help of a defense attorney.
Don’t go it alone. Call the Law Office of James E. Rogers, P.A. Attorneys and Counselors at Law.