First DWI Offense in Greenville, NC

Greenville DWI Attorney

Have you been arrested for a first-time DWI? Although you have never been previously arrested or convicted for drunk driving and may have a completely clean criminal record, you may be in danger of facing harsh criminal penalties if you are convicted. A Greenville DWI attorney can help you challenge these charges and work toward avoiding a conviction and license suspension by the DMV.

In North Carolina, a driver who is convicted of a first DWI offense may face the following penalties (these may vary depending on the particular case):

  • $200 fine
  • 24 hours to 60 days in jail
  • 24 hours of community service
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Increased insurance costs

Enhanced penalties may be enforced in the presence of certain aggravating factors, such as an extremely high blood alcohol concentration, a minor in the vehicle, or involvement in an accident causing injury.

Defense for First-Time DWI Charges

Although it may seem as though you have little to no chance of avoiding a first DWI conviction due to a failed breath or blood test or allegedly poor performance on field sobriety tests, there is often still much that an experienced lawyer can do to protect your interests and assist you in avoiding a conviction. For example, what if the breath test device was improperly calibrated? What if the arresting officer administered field sobriety tests improperly or actually did not have probable cause to pull you over or arrest you for drunk driving in the first place? An attorney can look to these or similar situations to contest your charges and help you avoid a conviction.

To get more information about our firm's services and how we can help first-time DWI arrestees in the Greenville area, please contact our law offices. One of our attorneys is a former Pitt County prosecutor, and we utilize our diverse experience to offer more effective legal counsel.

Contact a Greenville DWI Lawyer today for help in the face of a first drunk driving arrest or charges.

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