North Carolina DWI Lawyer

Like all states, North Carolina outlaws driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses are most likely to lead to an arrest throughout the state. They also result in many guilty pleas and convictions. With our firm, you can avoid a conviction in your drunk driving case.

When you have been arrested under suspicion of DWI, you need a lawyer who knows how to fight back. These cases are complex, but the right defense strategy could help you beat the charges against you. A discussion with a North Carolina DWI lawyer can show you the best path to defending yourself.

Our Attorneys Handle the Following Types of DWI Cases

  • Aggravated DWI
  • Drug DWI
  • First Offense
  • Second Offense
  • Third Offense
  • Underage DWI

Defenses to a DWI Charge

It is possible to beat a DWI charge. Two common strategies result in the bulk of successful drunk driving defenses. These include challenging the traffic stop and the results of the chemical test. A DWI lawyer in North Carolina can pursue both types of defenses.

Challenging the Stop

One of the most common ways to beat a DWI is to show the underlying traffic stop was illegal. Police cannot pull over drivers for any reason, and an unlawful traffic stop will render any evidence collected inadmissible at trial.

Challenging the Test

For prosecutors, test results that show a driver’s BAC was over .08 percent at the time of the arrest are often the strongest evidence of impairment they have. Challenging these results is a viable strategy, as the state often lacks evidence to convict when they are not admissible in court.

There are different ways to challenge the results of a blood, breath, or urine test. Only certain certified individuals can collect these specimens, and they have to be stored and tested in a specific way. Any failure to follow these guidelines could render the samples unusable and allow an attorney to have them thrown out as evidence.

Talk to a North Carolina DWI Attorney Today

A DWI arrest is not the same thing as a conviction. While these cases can be scary, they can also be successfully defended against. Let a North Carolina DWI lawyer help you fight back. Contact Parks Zeigler, PLLC, to start building your defense and protecting your future.

Areas We Serve

Centrally located on the waterfront in downtown Elizabeth City, our team provides quality legal representation across the following counties in the Northeast North Carolina region.

  • Camden County
  • Gates County
  • Chowan County
  • Pasquotank County
  • Currituck County
  • Perquimans County
  • Dare County

Also serving only criminal and traffic cases in the following counties:

  • Beaufort County
  • Tyrrell County
  • Martin County
  • Washington County

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Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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