Out-Of-State DWI

Nothing tarnishes a vacation or trip quite like being charged with driving while impaired. In North Carolina, a first-time DWI is a misdemeanor. Like in all states, a driver alleged to be driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or above is presumed to be too intoxicated to drive. Penalties for a misdemeanor DWI include license suspension, fines and potential time in jail.

When you are charged with DWI away from home, it can be difficult to know your next steps. Common questions we can help answer include:

  • How do I contest the charges?
  • Do I need to return to North Carolina?
  • How does this affect my driving privileges in my home state?

You May Not Have To Return To North Carolina

At the Law Office of L. Bryan Smith, we have helped clients resolve DWI matters without having the added expense and time associated with coming back to North Carolina. This is not true for every DWI charge, however, so if you have questions about whether you must make an appearance in court in North Carolina for a DWI charge, contact our office at 910-338-5559.

We Are A Local Firm That Provides Skilled Criminal Defense

Obtaining an experienced local lawyer is invaluable in managing your criminal defense against out-of-state DWI charges. Attorney L. Bryan Smith has been representing defendants in Wilmington, North Carolina, for over 25 years. We have the knowledge and practical experience of local courts that you need to protect your rights and mitigate the financial penalties associated with a DWI charge. For questions about how we can help, contact our office through this confidential online contact form, or call us at 910-338-5559. We respond promptly to inquiries and provide a free initial consultation.