Charlotte DUI DWI Lawyer
Experienced DWI Defense Attorneys Representing Clients in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties
Being charged with driving while impaired (DUI / DWI) can be a frightening experience. Recent changes to the DUI /DWI law have greatly increased the potential consequences of a conviction for drunk driving. The law has also greatly increased the impact of breath (breathalyzer) tests. It is more important than ever to have aggressive representation on your side, if charged with DUI or DWI.
The criminal defense lawyers of Douglas K. Simmons & Associates, PLLC can sit down with you, analyze your case, and discuss your options. We have many years of experience assisting people throughout the Charlotte, North Carolina area, including Cabarrus County and the University area.
The first issue in most DUI / DWI cases to deal with is license revocation. Immediately after being arrested on a DUI / DWI charge, your license will be suspended for 30 days. After 10 days, you may be eligible for a limited driving privilege during the remainder of the 30 days. After 30 days, you can pay a fee and get your license back in full. If you are convicted, your license will be suspended again. Our attorneys can guide you through the confusing legal process and assist in obtaining a limited driving privilege.
Fighting Charges vs. Minimizing Punishments
Next we must work together to find the best way to minimize potential punishments. If it is in your best interest to ask for a trial, our DUI / DWI attorneys can fight the charges in court.
In a majority of cases, though, the focus is to minimize punishments. If, for example, you go through a treatment program, a judge will consider that a mitigating factor that warrants a lesser sentence. Our attorneys will work hard to keep you out of jail, either by plea bargaining, enrolling you in alcohol treatment programs, or using other methods.
Do not waste any time; contact our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys as soon as possible. Call us at (704) 269-4223 or fill out the form on the contact page of this Web site. We look forward to hearing from you!