Defending You Against Drunk Driving Charges
All of North Carolina, including Wilmington, has some of the strictest and most complicated DWI laws in the nation. A person convicted of this offense will receive a mandatory license revocation, substantial fines and the possibility of a jail sentence. A second or subsequent conviction will result in mandatory jail time.
If you find yourself charged with a DWI or DUI in New Hanover County, you will want to hire the best DWI defense lawyer, one who handles a substantial number of these cases and is willing to fight for your rights at trial. Your attorney must be prepared to fight all the way through trial on your behalf. At Mason, Mason and Smith, Attorneys at Law, we pride ourselves on being one of the best criminal defense firms in the area. We have the experience, knowledge and trial skills to provide you the best opportunity for a favorable outcome in your case.
If You Are Found Guilty, You Face Life-Changing Penalties
Drunk driving or “driving while impaired” (DWI) is a serious offense that can seriously impact your freedom and your future. The penalties you face are based on your “level” and based on any previous offenses on your record, your age and your license type, you could face penalties like:
- Fines, including court costs and lawyer fees
- Suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
- Jail time. For some offenses, the jail time is mandatory rather than possible
- Community service
- Higher car insurance rates
Being convicted of driving under the influence can also impact your life in ways you may not be aware of, including loss of employment (and the inability to be employed in certain jobs in the future), higher insurance rates, serious financial setbacks, personal and family embarrassment, and having that conviction on your driving records for years – if not forever.
With so much at stake, you probably have questions about your DUI charges. At Mason, Mason and Smith, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys are highly trained in DUI and DWI laws, and we can offer answers. We understand that the plea offers available to you are limited, and we will fight to create the best possible result for you. We have the skill to protect your rights, make your side of the story heard and potentially lessen the charges against you.
Speak To One Of Our Experienced Attorneys
Should you ever find yourself faced with a DUI arrest, don’t wait to speak to a lawyer with the experience to advocate for you. Contact us online or call 910-444-3505 to schedule your initial consultation with a member of our team today.