If you’ve been stopped for a DWI or Drunk Driving offense, there are several important steps you can take to help yourself immediately. Call (919) 352-9411 to talk to a professional DWI lawyer in Raleigh.
First, you may be able to get limited driving privileges as soon as 10 days after your arrest. Your DWI lawyer can help you do this, and also appear for you in court in order to get your Limited Privileges. By statute, these privileges allow you to drive from 6 am to 8 pm, Monday through Friday, although you are certainly able to get extended privileges if you wish to tell your employer and get a letter from them.
Second, a professional Raleigh DWI lawyer will be able to help you evaluate possible defenses. For instance, if the police illegally stopped your vehicle, you may be able to win a DWI case. Or if the police illegally arrested you by failing to collect enough evidence that you were impaired, you may be able to win a DWI case.
Or if the police did a poor job of conducting the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), then you may be able to win a DWI case.
Or if the police were responding to a wreck, and you were not in the vehicle when they arrived, you may have a “Trexler” issue, which involves a lack of proof that you were the actual driver (even if you told them you were driving).
These are some of the issues that a qualified Raleigh DWI lawyer may be able to help you understand. If you wish to talk to a lawyer, call (919) 352-9411 for a free consultation.