DWI/DUI Defense Attorneys in Jacksonville NC
Our clients commonly want to know what kind of impact a traffic citation will have on their automobile insurance premiums. You may also want to know whether or not your license will be revoked.
Many of these citations can be paid by mail or online, while other citations require an appearance in court. Whether you personally appear in court or pay it off through the mail or online, you are pleading guilty to the offense as charged, and you will most likely suffer increased insurance premiums and in some cases a revocation of your driving privileges. At The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A., our traffic attorneys have the experience to properly help you avoid these negative consequences.
We offer consultations at no charge for all traffic cases. Please contact us so that we may discuss how to properly resolve your traffic matters without increasing your insurance premiums or temporarily losing your license. With most traffic citations, you will not need to appear in court once you’ve retained an attorney.
Defending Against DWI Charges
North Carolina is a very harsh state when it comes to prosecuting, convicting and punishing a person who was charged with impaired driving. In North Carolina, impaired driving charges are very rarely reduced to a lesser offense. This means that they are either plead or tried.
The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A., has over 50 years of experience representing individuals charged with impaired driving, whether it be for alcohol, narcotics or prescription medication.
We have experience representing people in many DWI-related circumstances, including:
- First time DWI
- Felony DWI
- Habitual DWI
- Driving after consuming while being under the age of 21
We can advise you regarding the different levels of punishment for DWI conviction, as well as the complicated process of acquiring a limited driving privilege.
Impaired Driving In North Carolina
The legal limit for someone to be charged with impaired driving in North Carolina is .08 percent blood alcohol content (BAC). However, merely because somebody is at or above the .08 percent limit does not always mean they will be convicted of DWI. There are many potential defenses that our experienced DWI lawyers can use to aggressively fight this offense.
The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A., can help you mitigate the damage of a conviction for DWI. We can minimize your court costs and fines and can guide you through the process to avoid any potential time spent behind bars. Additionally, we can appear in front of the DMV to fight for you to keep your license or assist you in preparing for a limited driving privilege so that you can maintain your career and provide for your family. After a DWI charge, many of your rights can be waived within days if you do not assert them in a timely manner.