Aggressive Raleigh Lawyers Defend Drivers Accused of DWI
Skilled attorneys advocate for motorists throughout North Carolina
Even if you have never before been charged with driving while impaired, just one DWI arrest and conviction can ruin your life, denying you the ability to live and travel as you wish. The Criminal Defense Team of Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP in Raleigh understands the consequences of a DWI conviction and works diligently to defend North Carolina clients who face these charges. Our lawyers have four decades of combined legal experience providing DWI defense, and attorney James Little has been recognized for his representation of accused drunk drivers by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, so you can be confident in our ability to effectively challenge the charges against you. Whether you are being charged as a first-time offender or are facing a more serious charge due to prior convictions or an accident-related injury, you can trust us to present a comprehensive defense. We always focus on obtaining the best possible result and seek alternatives to jail, such as the use of ignition interlocking devices, whenever warranted.
Established advisers provide full support in drunk driving cases
Our legal team strongly asserts the rights of individuals who face drunk driving prosecutions. If you have been charged with DWI, our knowledgeable lawyers can explain issues such as:
- Blood alcohol concentration — A driver 21 years or older is considered to be legally impaired if they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. Slight deviations can mean the difference between prosecution and dropped charges, so we conduct a detailed review of the testing process and results.
- Young drivers — Drivers under the age of 21 are in violation of North Carolina law if any alcohol is detected in their system. Our firm takes special care with these “Baby DUI” cases to determine whether probable cause existed for the stop and whether correct procedures were used.
- Test refusal — Under the state’s implied consent principle, anyone operating a vehicle on a North Carolina road automatically consents to submit to sobriety testing during an appropriate stop. Refusing to take a test is punishable by a one-year license suspension. In these matters, we can help motorists regain limited driving privileges after six months.
From the time you are arrested, authorities might try to pressure you into surrendering your rights. We provide a free initial consultation so that you can receive informed legal assistance immediately.
Law firm delivers a vigorous defense when authorities overreach
Numerous defenses exist in North Carolina DWI litigation, and we are prepared to investigate and deliver whichever ones are appropriate in your matter. This can include questioning whether reasonable suspicion existed at the time of the stop or if probable cause was present when you were arrested. Our lawyers also have detailed knowledge of problems that can lead to improper testing and tainted results.
Contact our dedicated North Carolina DWI attorneys for a free initial consultation
The Criminal Defense Team of Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP defends clients in DWI cases and other criminal defense matters throughout North Carolina. Please call 919-714-4306 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Raleigh office.