Protect Your Rights And Future When Facing DWI/DUI Charges
When you’re facing a DUI charge, you need a staunch advocate on your side. A lot is at stake: your driving privileges, freedom and future. You deserve a skilled defense lawyer who will work tirelessly to protect you and pursue a good outcome.
At Frasier & Griffin, PLLC, our DUI defense lawyers provide experienced, aggressive representation for people throughout the Raleigh and Durham areas. We know what it takes to stand up to the prosecution in DWI cases. You can count on us to fight for you when it matters most.
You don’t want a DUI conviction to hang over your head for years or even decades to come. Our attorneys will work hard to challenge the charges so you can put your legal troubles behind you.
If you are looking for a criminal defense law firm that will handle your case with the care and diligence you deserve, you have come to the right place. We are truly passionate about defending our clients against the vast power of the criminal justice system.
What Kinds Of Penalties Come With A DUI Conviction?
A DUI conviction, whether for drugs or alcohol, will result in penalties such as:
- Jail time ranging from 30 days up to several years
- A license suspension of at least one year
- Mandatory use of an ignition interlock device, including the cost of installation
- Fines totaling hundreds or even thousands of dollars
Repeat offenses come with harsher penalties, including a longer license suspension or revocation and a harsher prison sentence.
How To Fight DUI Charges
Given the harsh consequences of a DUI conviction, it’s well worth hiring a drunk driving defense attorney to push for a better outcome, whether a dismissal of the charges, probation instead of jail time or other favorable results.
Fighting a DWI might involve many angles such as:
- Challenging whether the police had legal grounds to pull you over
- Challenging the accuracy or administration of the field sobriety tests
- Challenging the blood alcohol test or blood test
Additionally, if the police or prosecution violated your rights, that may be grounds to have the charges reduced or dismissed. It all depends on the circumstances, which is why it’s so important to hire a knowledgeable legal team such as ours.
Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol Versus Drugs
When it comes to drunk driving, North Carolina has a limit of .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If you’re caught driving above the limit, you will face DUI charges. Even if your BAC was below the limit, you can still be charged if you had been drinking and you were noticeably impaired behind the wheel.
Drug-based DUIs are a little different. You can face DUI charges if you’re caught driving with any amount of a Schedule 1 controlled substance in your system. Cannabis (marijuana) charges are more complicated, however, since THC (the psychoactive component of weed) will last longer in your bloodstream. These cases are harder for the prosecution to prove, which means it’s often easier to successfully fight the charges.
Protect Your Driver’s License
A DUI arrest triggers an immediate and automatic license suspension in North Carolina. For many people, losing their driver’s license is a major inconvenience. It might mean you can’t get to work, to school, to pick up your kids and to go about your daily life.
If you meet certain criteria, you may be able to apply for limited driving privileges. Our lawyers can help you pursue that option to make your life a little easier in the midst of the difficulties you’re already facing.
Let Us Help You Put DUI Charges Behind You