If you or a family member are charged with a DUI/ DWI or a traffic offense, it is important to understand what’s at stake. Whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony, the potential consequences if you’re convicted can negatively affect your life for a long time. Some consequences could follow you for the rest of your life. And on top of all that, you only have one chance to get it right. You’ll need a good North Carolina criminal defense lawyer.
Good Lawyers can:
Thoroughly investigate what you’re accused of and what happened
Protect your rights
Explain the criminal or traffic process and your options
Defend you at hearings and trial
File appeals if necessary
Above all else, fight for you
We get it. And we can help. Under North Carolina law, even a basic traffic offense can be a serious legal matter. If you’re faced with a DUI/DWI charge or traffic ticket, it may feel like no one is on your side and the odds are stacked against you. Our skilled criminal defense lawyers will work hard to protect your rights and make sure you understand all your legal options. When it comes to your license and life, no charge is too small; if it’s important to you, it’s important to us.
Types of Traffic Offenses We Handle
Traffic offenses can range from criminal charges for DUI/DWI to simple speeding tickets. Some of the most common types of traffic offenses we defend are:
DUI/DWI (driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated)
Driving without proper registration
Driving with a suspended or revoked license
Driving while texting
Consequences of Traffic Offenses
Whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony, the potential consequences if you are convicted of a crime, including traffic offenses, can be severe. If you are convicted, the consequences of that conviction could include:
Serving a jail or prison sentence
Losing your driver’s license if you are convicted of a DUI/DWI or drug offense
Paying fines and court fees
Increased insurance premiums
Obtaining a permanent criminal record that can affect applying for jobs and renting an apartment
Losing federal benefits or financial aid
Losing your immigration status, being denied citizenship, or possibly facing deportation
Losing professional licensing status if you are a nurse, lawyer, doctor, or teacher
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