North Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are incarcerated for a crime in North Carolina, you need a North Carolina lawyer who focuses on criminal defense law. The effect of a North Carolina criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any North Carolina attorney. Every criminal charge in the State of North Carolina, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. A conviction in North Carolina could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced North Carolina criminal defense lawyers you can trust to help you through an unpredictable situation.
Hiring a qualified North Carolina criminal defense attorney will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The North Carolina lawyers on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then put together an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in North Carolina, the main objective of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in North Carolina
In North Carolina the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in North Carolina for drunk driving are driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI).
In North Carolina to be arrested for drunk driving or DWI a law enforcement officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be charged for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC in North Carolina. You can be charged with DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.