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DWI Attorney in Raleigh

Criminal Law Firm for DUI & DWI Charges

If you have been charged with driving while impaired (DWI) in Raleigh, you could be facing heavy penalties. It is important to go through this while properly represented by an experienced attorney.

DWI charges will be filed if you are found to be driving a vehicle:

  • While your blood alcohol content (BAC) registers at 0.08 percent or higher; or
  • If you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication that is affecting your ability to drive.

There are some individuals who face a zero tolerance policy with a legal limit of 0.0%:

  • Underage Drivers
  • Commercial Drivers
  • Drivers Operating School Buses or Day Care Vehicles

If your blood alcohol test reveals that your BAC is at 0.08 or higher in this test, you will have your license immediately revoked for 30 days. Those who refuse the test will have an initial 30-day license revocation and subsequent 1 year or longer revocation, as well as the loss of the legal right to operate a vehicle for that period of time.

The DUI Process: What to Expect

In most cases, the accused will be taken into custody, booked and your mug shot could be published. A DWI offense is a criminal charge, and you will be required to enter a plea in court. Many people plead guilty and accept the heavy penalties that will be imposed by the court, including fines, jail time, mandatory alcohol assessment, education or treatment, as well as community service requirements that must be fulfilled within strict time limits.

The repercussions for a conviction extend beyond the legal; you will face higher prices on insurance coverage, could have your ability to get certain types of employment compromised, and will face the costs involved in transportation as you will be unable to operate a vehicle for varying periods of time.

Those who drive for a living or as part of their job description or duties are facing a serious legal situation. The loss of the ability to earn a living for those who drive for a living or have driving as part of their work duties is a legal problem that must be addressed by a legal professional, as early as possible after the arrest. There could be errors that must be identified so the right defense actions are taken. Hopper, Hopper & Mulligan, PLLC can work with you to determine how to fight your case.

Don't take chances with your future!

Many people just accept the consequences, plead guilty and deal with the penalties. An arrest and charge of DWI does not necessarily lead to a conviction, however. You deserve to find out if you have viable options to defend your case, and many cases can be successfully defended if action is taken by a quality Raleigh criminal lawyer with the experience and insight to identify the flaws in the case. Whether you are the victim of a rights violation in the initial police stop, were subject to errors in police procedure, roadside testing or other law enforcement mistake, our firm can develop a defense strategy that could benefit you.

Call our firm at once if you have been arrested and charged with DWI in Raleigh or the surrounding communities.

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I have always had extremely pleasing interactions with every staff member at Hopper Law Firm PLLC. They are ready to help, friendly and cooperative even in the worst of situations. Unfortunately, I have had several instances of traffic violations and they always turn an extremely bad situation into a good one. They take the extra step and are personal and make sure I am satisfied with whatever decision they choose to take and make sure I fully understand what they are going to do before just doing it.
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