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Charged with DWI? What now?

Have you been arrested for a DWI charge? Have you had more than one DWI charge? A conviction of driving while impaired not only carries the stigma of a criminal conviction but also fines up to $10,000, potential jail time up to 3 years, and a license suspension for a year or more. Repeated offenses result in higher penalties.

Say that after a night out, you get pulled over by the police. You’ve only had one or two drinks and feel that you are below the legal limit. The police tell you that they suspect that you are driving while impaired, and order you out of the car. Can the police order you out of your car? Yes, they can. If the police have reasonable suspicion to believe that you have violated a traffic law, the police are allowed to order you to leave your car. The police can then ask that you perform a series of Standard Field Sobriety Tests.

These tests are designed to help police determine if someone appears to be impaired, but what if your balance isn’t great? The police may then arrest you, and charge you with DWI. The first thing you should do is call an experienced attorney, to make sure that you have the best chance to fight back.

Being arrested or charged with a DWI can be a confusing and scary time for anyone. You will probably have several more questions like: What happens next? What happens to my license? What types of fines or penalties am I facing? Am I going to jail? Do my prescription drugs affect DWI tests?

Attorneys Wiley Nickel and Kristi Haddock are knowledgeable North Carolina DWI lawyers who will answer your questions and represent your interests from start to finish. Whether you need help with DMV hearings, assistance obtaining a limited driving privilege in North Carolina, defense against criminal charges, or all of the above, the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC.  is here for you.

Don’t wait, call the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC. at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation. The office is located in Cary, NC. You can also reach Attorney Kristi Haddock and Wiley Nickel directly by email at kristi@wileynickel.com or wiley@wileynickel.com

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