A DUI or DWI arrest is not simply a magnified traffic ticket. It is a criminal law, as well as an administrative issue, involving your driving privileges. In the short run, from an administrative standpoint, you may lose your driving privileges and owe large fines if you are convicted of a DUI or DWI.
The law offices of McNeil Law Firm are ready to advocate on your behalf in pursuit of the most favorable outcome attainable in your criminal law case: case dismissal, reduction of charges, bail reduction, bond reductions, release upon condition of drug abuse treatment, or reduced sentence if fines and/or jail time cannot be avoided.
In the long run, from a criminal standpoint, a conviction for DWI will result in a criminal record that can limit options in your future life. With a drunk driving conviction on your record, you may have trouble finding a job, finding housing, traveling abroad or serving in the military. Some would-be adoptive parents have been painfully surprised to learn that a DWI/DUI conviction in their past could potentially even derail the adoption.
The Problem Won’t Go Away by Itself
Because of the magnitude of the possible negative consequences, it is very important to have an experienced lawyer on your side as early in the process as possible after you have been stopped under suspicions of driving impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Contact the McNeil Law Firm at 919-803-6778 to discuss your drunk driving or impaired driving offense with an experienced defense attorney.
When we investigate the circumstances behind a drunk driving arrest, our attorneys often find flaws in the prosecutor’s case against our client, such as the lack of probably cause (the law enforcement officer did not have a valid reason for a traffic stop), Intoxilyzer questions (the “Breathalyzer” may not have been tested, calibrated or properly maintained, casting doubts on its results) or our client may have refused to take the breath test at the time of the traffic stop.
If a client did not take the breath test, it may be necessary to take a case to trial to obtain the best attainable outcome. Our criminal defense attorneys regularly defend our clients in court after a drunk driving arrest.
A drunk driving arrest is not simply a traffic violation. It is a serious criminal charge. Many of our clients also recognize the seriousness of traffic tickets that do not have an intoxication element such as illegal lane changes, speeding, reckless driving, work-zone violations, or driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Protect your driving record, your driver’s license and your reasonable auto insurance rates by hiring an experienced defense attorney to represent you in Court. Conviction for a traffic violation may have negative consequences including increased auto insurance premiums or suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.
When Traffic Violations or Drunk Driving Is Involved in Car Accidents
We are a source of experienced, knowledgeable, aggressive advocacy when a drunk driving citation was issued as a result of an auto accident, including charges of manslaughter in the case of a fatal car wreck.
Contact the McNeil Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with an attorney who will help you straighten things out after a drunk driving or impaired driving arrest.
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