Protect Your License After DWI
If you have been accused of DWI, you run the risk of becoming very familiar with buses, taxis and other forms of public transportation. Your driver’s license may be suspended, leaving you to rely on these to get to and from work, the grocery store and anywhere else you need to go. You can accept this fate, or you can enlist a dedicated lawyer to protect your license.
At The Law Office of L. Bryan Smith, P.C., we aggressively represent people accused of DWI. We work tenaciously to overcome criminal DWI charges and to protect the driving privileges of our clients.
Contact our firm in Wilmington, North Carolina, for a free consultation. Bryan Smith can review your situation and discuss your legal options.
Getting Your License Back
Following an arrest for DWI, your license will be suspended for 30 days. It may be possible to contest the suspension on the basis of no probable cause if you request a hearing before the magistrate within 10 days of your arrest. In some situations, Bryan Smith can file a petition with the Department of Motor Vehicles and represent you in the hearing in an effort to get your license restored or to get limited driving privileges for you (a “hardship license”) pending the outcome of the criminal case.
Our firm will, of course, provide aggressive representation regarding the criminal DWI charge. Our goal will be to get a dismissal of the charge, reduction to a non-alcohol-related driving offense or a not guilty verdict. If we succeed, we can seek to fully restore your driver’s license.
What Happens If I Am Convicted?
The Law Office of L. Bryan Smith, P.C., will work tenaciously to avoid a DWI conviction. If this cannot be avoided, however, we will work to minimize any consequences. This includes obtaining limited driving privileges for you, which we can usually accomplish in cases involving a Level 5, 4, or 3 DWI.
Bryan Smith also represents people charged with driving while license revoked (DWLR) and those whose driver’s licenses have been suspended or revoked for too many traffic violations. Bryan will do everything he can to get you back on the road.