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DWI Laws Are Complex: Have An Experienced Attorney On Your Side


Driving while impaired or DWI is a misdemeanor offense, but it is one that you need to take seriously. Depending on the circumstances of your traffic stop and your criminal history, you can face heavy fines, license revocation, ignition interlock, seizure and forfeiture of your vehicle, and jail time. Although you face severe penalties, all is not lost. You have options.

Did you register .08 or higher on a Breathalyzer test? This does not guarantee that you will be convicted of DWI, but the chances are much higher without an attorney.

Blanton Law Firm, P.A., can help get you the best outcome possible based on your individual circumstances. Hon. Ted Blanton has handled many, many drunk driving cases since 1984 as an attorney and as a judge. He understands the nuances of very complicated laws. He will utilize this knowledge to help you reduce the penalties and the impact that a drunk driving conviction could have on your life.

North Carolina Drunk Driving Laws Are Complicated

DWI is charged on five levels under North Carolina law. A Level V offense is the lowest and could result in a $200 fine and jail sentence of up to 60 days. A level AI offense is the highest and could result in a $10,000 fine and a maximum of three years' incarceration. You can also be charged with felony DWI.

The level of offense can depend on several factors, including:

  • Your blood alcohol concentration or BAC
  • If you are under the age of 21
  • The presence of a minor child in the vehicle
  • An accident involving property damage or injury
  • Prior DWI and related convictions

Waste No Time. Talk To Our Lawyer In A Free Initial Consultation.

Do not hesitate to contact our law firm after you or a loved one is pulled over for suspicion of impaired driving. We can start analyzing your case immediately and determine the best strategy based on your individual circumstances.

Call our law office at 704-870-7495. You can also send us your information, and we will reach out to you.

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