What Type of Sentence Could I Be Facing With My First DWI/DUI?

What Type of Sentence Could I Be Facing With My First DWI/DUI?

North Carolina takes DWI/DUI offenses very seriously and in certain circumstances even a first time offender can find themselves serving an active sentence.  The sentences given in DWI/DUI are very fact specific, with a judge looking at statutorily proscribed grossly aggravating, aggravating, and mitigating factors.  In general, the best case scenario for a first time offender will be a choice between 24 hours in jail or 24 hours of community service, a fine up to $200 plus court costs, a suspended license for a year but with the possibility of obtaining a limited driving privilege for work and school, and probation with a suspended jail sentence that can be imposed if there are any violations of the conditions of probation.  In the worst-case scenario, a first time offender can receive a sentence as severe as 2 years in jail and a $4,000 fine.  For a more detailed outline of DWI/DUI sentencing in North Carolina, please refer to this page in our site. (Have link to DWI/DUI Sentencing Factors and Punishments)

At the Law Offices of Banks Huntley, we will take the time to explain the DWI/DUI process to first time offenders and work hard to avoid a conviction in your case. There are many ways to fight a DWI/DUI conviction in North Carolina and just because you blew a .08 does not mean that you will be found guilty.  It is important to remember in all cases you are presumed innocent and it is the prosecutor’s duty to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  Mr. Huntley has years of experience with DWI/DUI charges and is practiced is devoted strictly to handling criminal cases.  He is a former North Carolina State Prosecutor who has prosecuted hundreds of DWIs in district and superior courts. With his understanding of how your case will be prosecuted, he can provide a comprehensive and thorough defense.  Almost every DWI/DUI has holes in the case; Mr. Huntley will be able to find those holes and use them to your advantage.


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At the Law Offices of Banks Huntley, we offer a FREE Confidential Consultation with an experienced traffic ticket attorney at an affordable price.  We welcome the opportunity to speak with you in person or over the phone to discuss your traffic matter and give you advice that will be tailored to your particular situation.  Contact our firm today at (704) 910-6278, to keep your driving record clean and more money in your wallet.

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