DWI/DUI Defense Lawyer
Your Local Hometown DWI/DUI Defense Lawyers
Chapel Hill & Durham, NC
Driving While Impaired Is a serious offense In Chapel Hill, NC
Driving While Impaired (DWI) is a common and very serious offense that can result in 2 years of imprisonment. Given today’s political environment, if you are accused of DWI it is imperative that you find an attorney with the experience to test the State’s case and ensure an acceptable outcome is reached. No other crime in North Carolina is as scrutinized as Driving Under the Influence (DUI). What this means is that every DWI is being tracked and every Judge and District Attorney is being watched by the State. This level of scrutiny makes it even more important that you have an attorney who knows how to defend a DWI charge. We are those attorneys. Over the years Our attorneys have defended thousands of Driving While Impaired cases both in District and Superior Courts throughout the state. As such, we have the skill set and experience necessary to handle your DWI case. Give the Matthew Charles Law a call today to discuss your case at (919) 619-3242.
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs)
Intoxilyzer 5000/EC-IR II Issues
|Level||Maximum Punishment||Minimum Punishment|
|1||2 years in prison/$4,000 fine||30 days in prison|
|2||1 year in prison/$2,000 fine||7 days in prison|
|3||6 months in prison/$1,000 fine||72 hours in jail or 72 hours of community service|
|4||120 days in prison/$500 fine||48 hours in jail or 48 hours of community service|
|5||60 days in prison/$200 fine||24 hours in jail or 24 hours community service|
How the level of punishment is determined comes from a range of factors including prior DWI convictions, facts of the DWI traffic stop, who was in the car, if anyone was hurt, if the individual has taken affirmative steps to correct any alcohol problem, etc. Whether your case is for trial or plea, Matthew Charles Law will ensure that if you are convicted of DWI you will be positioned so that the minimum punishment is obtained. This is accomplished by Matthew personally reviewing each case and working with each client to put the best foot forward in court. Give Matthew Charles Law a call today to discuss how he can help you at (919) 619-3242.
Limited Driving Privileges
- Pre-Trial Limited Privilege
- Post-Conviction Limited Privilege
- Refusal Limited Privilege
- Interlock Limited Privilege (required when BAC is .15 or greater)
As part of each DWI representation, our attorneys will consult with the client and help them to obtain any Limited Driving Privilege they may be eligible for. Give Matthew Charles Law a call today to discuss any aspect of your case at (919) 619-3242.