High Point DWI Attorneys

A High Point DWI conviction can turn your life upside down. But, a charge is not a conviction. Our High Point DWI attorneys have handled DWI charge cases for over 30 years. Call now and let us fight for you!

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High Point DWI Attorneys

A High Point DWI conviction can turn your life upside down. But, a charge is not a conviction. Our DWI attorneys have handled DWI charge cases for over 30 years. Call now and let us fight for you!

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Conveniently located right off Main St. in High Point, NC.

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DWI Attorneys in High Point, North Carolina

Our High Point DWI attorneys frequently handle misdemeanor DWI charges, as well as habitual DWI cases, Felony DWI (Driving While Impaired), Drug Related Impaired Driving, and Federal DUI cases. Our team is compassionate, and ethical. And, with 30 years of experience we’ll fight to get the best possible outcome for your case. If you are charged with a DWI in High Point, please call us today for a free DWI consultation!

The DWI / DUI  Traffic Stop

If you are pulled over for a DWI in High Point, there are several things you can do to help yourself either avoid getting the DWI, or at least increase your chances of success if you are charged with a DWI. The first thing law enforcement officers usually do during a traffic stop is ask for license and registration. The  absolute best place for these items is clipped to your sun visor; providing easy access so you can grab them and hand them to the officer with a minimum of movement. The police are trained to detect any evidence of impairment, so if you have them in your glove box and reach across to retrieve the documents it could give the police more opportunity to gather “evidence” of impairment.

Here are a few things to help you prevent the state from acquiring the evidence it needs to convict you of DWI:

  • Try not to make casual conversation with the officer. Be polite of course, but anything you say beyond the basic “Yes, sir” and “No, sir” could give the officer cause to say you slurred your speech. The less you need to speak to the officer the better.

  • Officers are trained to ask you distracting questions; especially if they suspect you’re impaired. They’re checking to see if you’re confused easily.

  • Try to avoid eye contact if possible (avoiding eye contact makes it harder for the officer to testify that your eyes were red and glassy).

  • Refuse to perform any field sobriety tests. The law does not require that you perform these “tests”, and all they can really do is assist in establishing probable cause against you for your arrest.

DWI cases are each unique and present their own challenges. Almost everything depends on how much you’ve had to drink. Please don’t give up your rights. Call our experienced High Point DWI attorneys for help if you have been charged.

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How a DWI Affects on Your High Point Driver’s License.

If you get convicted of a DWI, you will lose your driver’s license for at least 1 year. If you are charged though, and it is important to note the difference between being charged and convicted, if you are charged then you get your day in court. And with the right experienced High Point DWI attorney, you can possibly avoid conviction. Even if you do get convicted, a qualified DWI attorney that mounts a vigorous defense of your rights is crucial to reducing the penalties. If you are charged with DWI, you deserve to be represented by a team of legal professionals with over 30 years experience defending clients just like you. So call us today and let us fight for you!

There are 6 different sentencing levels for a High Point DWI charge, with penalties that vary greatly between levels. Your license suspension and your ability to drive will be compromised as a result of a conviction, and the suspension can be anywhere from 1 year up to permanent suspension for habitual offenders. What level you are sentenced at, is a factor in determining if you will be able to get a limited driving privilege during your period of suspension. Even if you are going to be convicted, having a qualified High Point DWI attorney to represent you can help reduce or avoid the penalties. Call us today if you have been charged with a High Point DWI and let us defend you!

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Your Options for DWI Defense

In a High Point DWI case, the prosecution must prove several elements in order to successfully win a case. The law states that the prosecution needs to prove you were driving the vehicle and that you were impaired due to an impairing substance (alcohol or drugs) at that time.

The defense can attempt to keep evidence out, thus preventing the prosecution from proving its case. There are many defense strategies in a High Point DWI cases, but your attorney should be attempting to achieve a :

  • Dropped or dismissed case

  • A not-guilty ruling

  • If the evidence cannot be overcome, your attorney should seek reduced or alternative sentencing

Below are a few defenses commonly used for High Point DWI charges:

  • Lack of a reasonable articulable suspicion to stop you

  • No probable cause to arrest

  • Evidence of impairment is lacking or is not allowed into evidence at trial

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1133 West First Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 485-4907
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820 North Elm Street
High Point, NC 27262
(336) 814-8118
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412 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 792-2522
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328 East Market Street, Suite 120
Greensboro, NC 27401
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Our service area includes Forsyth County, Guilford County, Surry County, Stokes County, Yadkin County, Davie County, Davidson County, Randolph County, and Alamance County.