DWI Lawyer Raleigh

Did you get behind the wheel after one too many drinks? Did you know that even if you have a prescription for the drugs you are using that you can still be charged with a DWI? Whether you’ve had multiple DWIs or a one-time lapse in judgment, Manning Law Firm can represent you. We’ve helped our clients win their DWI cases in Raleigh, Wake County and surrounding areas, and we can help you too. 


Do I Need a Lawyer for a DWI?

We highly recommend hiring a lawyer. Some lawyers have worked on DWI charges for years and know how the North Carolina judicial system operates, which could help you win your case. If you’re facing a DWI charge, contact us today so we can learn more about your case and see how we can help. 

What Happens If You Get a DWI in North Carolina?

At a minimum, the state will revoke your driver’s license for a year if convicted. You could be placed in jail or on probation. Also, even if you are not convicted but refuse to take a breathalyzer or blood test, the state will suspend your license. 

Will You Go to Jail For First Time DWI in North Carolina?

Depends on your case. The state of North Carolina outlines the aggravating factors that determine your case level and potential sentence. However, hiring a lawyer could help you in defending yourself against potential jail time. 

Is A DWI in NC A Felony?

The state of North Carolina considers a DWI a misdemeanor unless you receive your fourth DWI in a seven-year period. Afterward, the fourth DWI becomes a felony. At this point, you could go to jail for a year and be required to complete a mandatory substance abuse program. 

Can A DWI Be Reduced in NC?

Technically, a district attorney  can reduce a DWI charge in the state of North Carolina. However, DWI reduction or dismissal is highly unlikely.

How Long Can A DWI Case Be Continued in NC?

According to state law, DWI cases cannot be continued past 90 days, unless the court approves the delay. 

What Happens If You Get A Second DWI in NC?

If you are charged with a second DWI in North Carolina, then you could face mandatory jail time. 

Act With Your Future in Mind

You need an attorney with the finesse, experience and understanding required to win these difficult cases. At Manning Law Firm, we are experts in this highly specialized and complicated legal field, and we can give you the elite legal representation you need to achieve the best possible outcome for your case and for your future. Contact Manning Law Firm today for an expert DWI Defense.

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