Recent news articles published across the state, written by Shea Denning and originating on a blog from the North Carolina Institute of Government, estimates the costs of a first time DWI conviction at $4820, to upwards of $7670, to $10,000 plus. News agencies have also sensationalized potential $10,000 fines available at the highest misdemeanor level driving while impaired convictions. These articles have been translated to billboards, further capitalizing on the public’s fear of economic punishment, rather than previous strategies targeting other personal costs related to driving while impaired offenses.
Whether or not this approach is a successful strategy to combat impaired driving behavior or not, the normal economic reality of a DWI conviction is not accurately reflected in those headlines. So, what is the true cost of a DWI? Contact the attorneys at Garrett, Walker and Aycoth to learn the truth. We advise our clients fully, based on all potential outcomes. As trial attorneys, we will never tell you what you want to hear, but we will proudly educate you on the true potential outcomes, positive or negative, of a DWI offense. Every case is unique, every case is prepared for trial, and fear should play no part in your decisions to protect and exercise your rights and liberties.
Contact our Greensboro DUI Lawyers today if you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI in Greensboro, High Point or Asheboro. 36-379-0539