The Knowledge And Experience You Need For A Strong DWI Defense
Conviction on a drunk driving charge brings many adverse consequences. You will have to pay a large fine. You will lose your driver’s license. Your insurance premiums will skyrocket and you may even go to jail. Despite what you may have heard, it is possible to fight a DWI charge.
At The Law Office of L. Bryan Smith, P.C., we aggressively defend people accused of driving while intoxicated (DWI), often referred to as driving under the influence (DUI). We are experienced, knowledgeable and determined to get the best result possible for every client. We also represent out-of-state DWI clients.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DWI or a DWI with aggravating factors in Wilmington or the surrounding area, contact our firm for a free consultation. Attorney Bryan Smith can review your situation, explain the legal process and discuss the steps he can take to defend you.
Obtaining A Good Outcome
Bryan Smith will examine every aspect of your case when defending you. His defense effort will include an in-depth review of the events surrounding the investigation that led to your arrest, the breath test results and other aspects of your case. Defects in the state’s case in any one of the following may be enough to get the charge dismissed or reduced to a nonalcohol-related traffic violation. Police officers investigate DWI cases in a three-step process:
- Vehicle in motion — The officer must have had reasonable suspicion, not just a hunch, to stop you.
- Person-to-person contact — The officer will use his or her five senses to determine whether to ask you out of the vehicle.
- Prearrest screening — Before arresting you, the officer must have probable cause. To establish probable cause, the officer should correctly perform the three standardized field sobriety tests: horizontal gaze nystagmus test, the walk and turn, and the one-leg stand.
These and other factors (including a Breathalyzer test at the station) may form the basis of a successful defense effort. Bryan Smith will aggressively defend you using every means possible.
Get A Free Consultation With A Wilmington DWI/DUI Defense Attorney
Our firm has successfully defended many people accused of DWI/DUI in North Carolina. Whenever possible, our goal is to obtain a dismissal or plea agreement to something other than DWI. The Law Office of L. Bryan Smith, P.C., will also diligently protect your driver’s license and work hard to preserve your driving privileges.