Driving While Impaired
Carthage, North Carolina, DWI/DUI Lawyers
The State of North Carolina is continually increasing the potential penalties under its Driving While Impaired (DWI) statutes. As a result, North Carolina’s DWI laws are among the toughest in the nation.
If you have been charged with DWI or DUI, please contact a lawyer at our firm to discuss your legal rights. We never charge attorneys’ fees for personally consulting with you about your case. We will only charge fees if you hire our firm in your defense. We represent people charged with DWI or drunk driving throughout central North Carolina, including Moore, Randolph, and Montgomery counties. We can also assist you with representation in the surrounding counties of Chatham, Hoke, Lee, and Cumberland.
Our attorneys are familiar with the latest changes in North Carolina DWI laws and how they can affect your particular case. While each case is different, our attorneys have developed a systemized approach to help you determine whether your case is appropriate for a trial or whether a negotiated guilty plea is in your best interest. In either event, our goal is to give your case our best efforts, educate you about the possible outcomes, and prepare you for court. Our lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of DWI cases for our clients.
What is “driving while impaired?”
The North Carolina General Assembly has made it a crime to drive any vehicle on a public vehicular area or public road while under the influence of an impairing substance, or with an alcohol level of .08 or more. This means that the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:
- The defendant was operating a motor vehicle
- The defendant was on a public road or public vehicular area
- That the defendant was under the influence of an impairing substance, or had an alcohol concentration of .08 or higher
Because DWI case law is constantly changing, it is important to discuss the elements of your case with an attorney who experienced and knowledgeable in this area of the law.
Rowland & Yauger will consider the following defense strategies, among others, on your behalf:
- Can the State prove you were driving?
- Will the officer remember you among all the other traffic stops he makes?
- Can the State prove that the road was state-maintained or a public vehicular area and not a private road?
- Can the State prove that you were mentally or physically impaired or had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more while you were operating the vehicle?
- Can the State prove that all of your tests were administered properly?
- Can the State prove that the results of your tests are accurate under the specific circumstances of your case?
- Was the evidence provided by the State collected in an unconstitutional or unlawful manner?
- Can the State prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt?
The attorneys at Rowland & Yauger have extensive experience handling DWI cases throughout our judicial district, which consists of Moore, Randolph, and Montgomery counties in North Carolina. We can also assist you with representation in the surrounding counties of Chatham, Hoke, Lee, and Cumberland.