Carteret County DWI Attorney
Defending the Rights of the Accused Since 1908
If you or someone you know has been arrested for DWI, we strongly advise
you against navigating through the legal system alone. Without our aggressive
and experienced representation, it is more likely that your case will
turn out badly. Do not sit back and be passive. Take action immediately
by retaining the assistance of the aggressive Carteret County
criminal defense attorneys of Wheatly Wheatly Weeks Lupton & Massie, P.A. With
more than 185 years of combined legal experience, you can be confident that we are fully equipped to handle your DWI charge.
Arrested for DWI?
Being arrested for driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol is a very
serious offense in North Carolina, especially since DWI offenses often
involve serious injuries or deaths for individuals who you are sharing
the road with. If charged, you may be penalized with severe jail time,
heavy fines, court-mandated community service, license suspension or revocation
or even a lengthy prison sentence. In addition to the immediate penalties
that you may face, you will also receive a permanent stain on your criminal
record. This record may make it difficult for you to secure future employment.
North Carolina's Safe Roads Act states that you will be considered
to be driving while impaired if you have the following blood alcohol concentration
levels of or higher while operating the vehicle:
- 0.08% for individuals who are 21 or older
- 0.0 4% for commercial drivers
- 0.04% for individuals who have received prior DWIs
- Anything above 0% for individuals under the age of 21
Even if a driver has a blood alcohol concentration that is below the legal
limit, that person can still be convicted of DWI if it can be shown that
his or her driving abilities were appreciably impaired due and/or alcohol or drugs.
Additionally, the state's DWI laws prohibit the following:
- Having an open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle if the driver is or has
been consuming it
- Having a closed or open alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a commercial vehicle
- Helping an individual who is under the age of 21 obtain an alcoholic beverage
in any capacity
You need the assistance of our DWI attorneys!
When facing DWI accusations, you will be required to appear before the
court. It is in your best interest to work with the skilled attorneys
of our firm before entering the courtroom alone. Our assistance may give
you the upper hand in court and level the playing field between you and
the prosecutor. We know how to protect the rights of the accused and will
exhaust our resources in order to do so on your behalf. You are innocent
until proven guilty. You can be confident in our legal solutions, knowledge,
effort, professionalism, supportive assistance and aggressive defense
strategies. We will work tirelessly to achieve your goals!
Begin building your personalized plan of action immediately by
contacting Wheatly Wheatly Weeks Lupton & Massie, P.A. Call today to receive your free consultation!