Greensboro DWI attorneys want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday!
The winter months are the holiday season for many people around the country. With that being said, parties and celebrations may often involve alcohol or consumption of other substances. The Greensboro DWI attorneys would like to remind everyone that if you are driving or consuming substances, it is important to make sure that you have a designated driver to get you where you need to go! If you do not have a friend or relative that can drive you, please do not resort to driving yourself. There are many safe alternatives, including calling an Uber, Lyft, or taxi. It is simply not worth it to risk your life or the lives of others by drinking while impaired. Additionally, a DWI charge can be both costly and serious.
As a reminder, there are many levels of a DWI. Which level DWI you are charged with depends upon how many aggravating factors are present. If there are three aggravating factors, you will be charged with a Level A1 DWI. This is the most serious DWI charge. Aggravating factors may include, but are not limited to, gross impairment (.15 or above), negligent driving that leads to an accident, or prior impaired driving convictions. If charged with a Level A1 DWI, you be subject to pay a fine of up to $10,000. Additionally, you will serve a minimum of 12 months active jail time, where you are not eligible for parole. For a complete list of aggravating factors and consequences for DWI’s, you should contact a Greensboro DWI attorney today!
The DWI attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth, and Olson would like to remind everyone to drive safely over the holiday season! DWI’s are serious offenses that are simply not worth the risk. While we celebrate different holidays this month, it is important to remember that safety should come first! If you have more questions about this charge, feel free to contact a DWI attorney today at 336-379-0539 today; we are here to help!