First, it is never a good idea to proceed without an attorney in any serious criminal mater, and a DWI is one of the most serious criminal offenses a person can face. You could lose your freedom, property, and drivers license!
Second, it is because no matter how dire things may seem, you are a long way from being convicted.
That is the very first thing you should understand after being charged with Driving While Impaired. You have not been convicted, and the burden to do so is wholly on the shoulders of the State of North Carolina. Not only should not take their burden for yourself, but you must step back, recognize your fears, and give those away to a trusted Greensboro DWI attorney. An experienced Greensboro DUI attorney will be there to help you, from beginning to end, including all direct and collateral consequences of your case.
Being charged with an impaired driving offense does not define who you are, it does not change the unequivocally positive future you will create. It is a speed bump, but not a roadblock. And we are here to help you navigate through these roads, and lead you back to the clear, straight highway.
DWI law changes rapidly, and profoundly. The North Carolina legislature seems to alter impaired driving statutes more than any other area of criminal and traffic law. Coupled with new genre defining case law from our appellate courts, and the ever changing landscape of our local judiciary and prosecutors office, DWI attorneys must maintain an elite level of knowledge and trial skills, and be able to consider new legal ramifications emerging on a daily basis. An attorney with just a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing, and have an immensely negative impact on your freedom, your finances, and your ability to drive.
Impaired driving cases are more complex than most felonies, and can often result in greater personal consequences. It matters who guides you through this process, to you and to the court.
Despite all of the potential penalties of a DWI charge or conviction, most of us are rightfully concerned about the privilege to drive. The loss of one’s drivers’ license can mean the loss of one’s employment, the ability to care for and feed their family, take care of their elderly parents, transport their children to the doctor – all liberties we can take for granted. The accurate and aggressive protection of your license may be the most important skill we can utilize as your attorney – it is a trust that we do not take for granted. Call the experienced Greensboro DWI attorneys and Greensboro DUI attorneys at Garrett Walker Aycoth and Olson today!