Winston-Salem DWI Attorney

When you hire a Dummit Fradin DWI attorney, you get an entire team of legal professionals; a team that works together to give you the best defense possible. A DWI in Forsyth County is a complicated charge, and in court, it usually comes down to the finest details of a case. You need an experienced, knowledgeable Winston-Salem DWI attorney 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 law firm is accustomed to fighting for our clients in and out of the courtroom. If you get stopped for a DWI in Forsyth County, you need a professional Winston-Salem DWI legal defense team on your side. So call us today for a free DWI consultation!

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Clarke Dummit
Clarke DummitDWI Attorney
Clarke Dummit is known for being an aggressive trial attorney. With 30+ years of experience, he’s ready to help in you with your DWI / DUI charges. In a free DWI consultation with him, he’ll explain your defense options clearly and answer any questions you may have.
Michael Fradin
Michael FradinDWI Attorney
DWI attorney Michael Fradin completed a DWI Detection and SFST Training Program on the tests established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When it comes to protecting the rights of the men and women he represents, he lets nothing stand in his way.

What to Do During a DWI Stop

There are several “best practices” that you may adopt that will help you if you are pulled over for a DWI in Forsyth County. If you are stopped for 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 DWI in Winston-Salem is to ask to see your 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 have 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 Winston-Salem DWI lawyers for help if you have been charged.

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DWI and Its Effect on Your Driver’s License

If you are convicted of a DWI in Winston-Salem, you will lose your license, bottom line. However, it is important to note the difference between being charged and being convicted. If you get charged with a DWI, you get your day in court and with the right DWI attorney, avoid conviction.  Even if you are convicted of a DWI and lose your drivers license, the length of the license suspension depends on several factors. It is important that you hire a knowledgeable and experienced Winston-Salem 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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Your DWI Defense Options

There are several elements that the prosecution must prove in order to successfully win a DWI 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 the following:

  • Dropped or dismissed 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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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, Randolph County, and Alamance County.

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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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