Lumberton DUI And DWI Attorney

In North Carolina, driving while impaired (DUI/DWI) has serious consequences, even if it is just a first offense. It is important to know that you can fight the charges with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

At Locklear, Jacobs, Hunt & Brooks, we understand that facing DUI/DWI charges can be very intimidating. For many people, it is the first time they have been arrested. We will explain the charges and potential penalties and discuss your options for going to trial or negotiating a plea. In addition, we will work to protect your driver's license and obtain limited driving privileges, when possible. For a free consultation with a Lumberton DUI and DWI attorney, please call 910-521-3413, 910-739-7327 or contact us online. Se habla español.

Your License And Record Are At Stake

When we take DUI/DWI cases, we investigate by reviewing the arrest record and examining the breath test results. If your constitutional rights were violated or police procedure was not followed, we may argue for the suppression of evidence and/or dismissal of the charges.

Depending on the details of the offense, conviction for a first DUI/DWI may result in penalties such as:

  • Mandatory one-year license revocation
  • Fines between $200 and $4,000
  • 24 hours of community service
  • Jail sentence of 24 hours to two years
  • Possible ignition interlock device requirement
  • Alcohol assessment and treatment

Simply being charged with DUI/DWI will cause your driver's license to be revoked for 30 days. You must wait 10 days for a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing to restore your driving privileges. We can represent you at the DMV license revocation hearing to argue for reduced penalties as well as limited driving privileges. For a first offense, you can get limited privileges to drive for the last 20 of the 30 days of the suspension. Limited driving privileges permit driving in a specified geographic area between certain hours.

Contact A Pembroke Drunk Driving Lawyer

Please call 910-521-3413, 910-739-7327 or 888-420-4168 to schedule an appointment. Your consultation is free.