Winston-Salem DWI ATTORNEY

When you hire a Dummit Fradin attorney, you get an entire team of Winston-Salem DWI legal professionals; a team that works together to give you the best defense possible. Clarke Dummit, our founder, built this firm on DWI cases and is considered one of the leading voices for DWI defense statewide. Our firm has handled thousands of Winston-Salem DWI cases successfully. A Winston-Salem DWI is a complicated charge, and in court, it usually comes down to the finest details of a case. You need the experienced, knowledgeable Winston-Salem DWI Attorney to be on your side..

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Welcome to Dummit Fradin | Winston-Salem DWI Attorneys

With 30 years experience, our Winston-Salem DWI team has the knowledge and expertise to successfully litigate your case. Our Winston-Salem DWI team is accustomed to fighting for our clients in and out of the courtroom. If you get stopped for a DWI, you need a professional Winston-Salem DWI legal defense team on your side. So call us today!

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Clarke Dummit
Clarke DummitAttorney
MR. Dummit has a record of being an aggressive trial attorney. With 30+ years of experience he ready to help in you with your DWI / DUI charges.
Maria Saguilan
Maria SaguilanParalegal
Maria Saguilan has a passion for working with our Winston-Salem DWI team. Ms. Saguilan joined Dummit Fradin as an intern and since then has grown to become a critical member of our Winston-Salem DWI team.
Michael Fradin
Michael FradinAttorney
Well-versed about DUI laws and how to defend accused drivers, he furthered his knowledge by completing a DWI Detection and SFST Training Program training on the tests established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When it comes to protecting the rights of the men and women we represent, he lets nothing stand in his way.

The DWI Stop

There are several “best practices” that you may adopt that will help you if you are pulled over for a DWI. If you are stopped for a Winston-Salem DWI, you will want to ensure that your actions do not give the officer any additional evidence of “impairment”. The first thing an officer will likely do when stopping someone for a Winston-Salem DWI is to ask to see license and registration. The best place to keep these documents is clipped to your visor, so you can easily get them and hand them to the officer. If you had the documents in the glove box, it will take longer to get them, and when you lean over, it could give the officer the opinion that your balance is effected, which could be attributed to impairment.

Everything below is designed to help you prevent the state from acquiring the evidence it needs to convict you of DWI:

  • Don’t make casual conversation with the officer; be polite of course, but anything you say beyond the minimal “Yes, sir” and “No, sir” could give the officer grounds to say your speech was slurred.

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

  • 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 do is assist in establishing probable cause for your arrest.

Please understand that there are no one-size-fits-all rules. Just about everything depends on how much you’ve had to drink. Don’t give up your rights! Call our experienced DWI lawyers to help if you have been charged.

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DWI Punishment and it’s effect on your driver’s license

If you are convicted of a Winston-Salem DWI, you will lose your license, bottom line. It is important to note the difference between being charged and being convicted. If you get charged with a Winston-Salem DWI, you do get your day in court and with the right Attorney, avoid conviction.  Even if you are convicted of a Winston-Salem DWI and lose your drivers license, how long you lose your license will be suspended depends on several factors. It is important that you hire a knowledgeable and experience DWI attorney.

The different sentencing levels and the length of suspensions vary greatly depending on several different factors. A conviction could cause a loss of your driving license of 1 year at the lowest level, up to permanent suspension for habitual offenders. If you are being charged with a Winston-Salem DWI, you need an experienced Winston-Salem DWI attorney who can help limit or avoid the penalties. Call us today if you are being charged with a Winston-Salem DWI.

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DWI Defense options

In a Winston-Salem DWI case, there are several elements that the prosecution must prove in order to successfully win a case. The rule of law states that the prosecution needs to show you were driving the vehicle and that you were impaired due to an impairing substance (drugs or alcohol) at the time.

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

  • Dropped or dismissed the case

  • A not-guilty ruling

  • If the evidence is truly stacked against you, your attorney should seek reduced or alternative sentencing

Below are some common defenses for Winston-Salem DWI charges:

  • Lack of a reasonable articulable suspicion to stop you

  • No probable cause to arrest

  • Not enough evidence of impairment

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Our Office Locations

Your needs are our top priority. No matter what the case entails, we look forward to meeting and working with you to get through this matter as efficiently and effectively as possible. Stop by one of our locations today in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, or High Point, NC. We currently service the following counties: Forsyth County, Guilford County, Surry County, Stokes County, Yadkin County, Davie County, Davidson County, Rockingham County, Randolph County, and Alamance County.

1133 West First Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 777-8081
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820 North Elm Street
High Point, NC 27262
(336) 777-1770
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412 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 482-3848
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