Being charged with drunk driving or driving under the influence of a controlled substance is a difficult and trying experience. The penalties for conviction include jail time, costly fines, and revocation of your driver’s license. A DUI/DWI conviction will go on your permanent record, you could significantly increase your insurance rates, and it may impact your ability to get certain jobs. Do not try and resolve a DUI/DWI charge without help.
If you are charged with a DWI, your right to drive may be revoked. The inability to drive puts your mobility in danger. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, you need a lawyer to handle your case for you. Many people think they don’t need a lawyer for such a “simple” case. DUI/DWI cases are not simple! These cases involve much more than your word against the officer’s word. Frequently, complex issues arise concerning constitutional rights, probable cause, officer training, inaccurate science, and unreliable equipment. These issues may allow you to challenge the case. Garry Whitaker will carefully evaluate the evidence in your case and thoroughly examine your options and alternatives.
It might be possible for him to negotiate a reduction or dismissal of your charge. If he arranges for a plea agreement, he may be able to obtain an alternative to jail or prison. If your case goes to trial, he will zealously defend your rights.
Garry Whitaker has over 30 years of experience representing clients in Winston-Salem and throughout the State of North Carolina against DWI/DUI related offenses involving:
• Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
• Boating while intoxicated (BWI)
• First-offense DWI
• Juvenile DWI
If you have been charged with a DWI or a DUI do not let one mistake negatively impact the foreseeable future. Call our office today and learn how we can assist your case.