First-Time DWI Defending Your Rights & Protecting Your License

First-Time DWI

Concord DWI Attorney Defending Your Rights

The state of North Carolina has some tough penalties for the offense of driving while intoxicated, even for first-time offenders. For this reason, you should not go into your DWI/DUI case assuming that you will get off easy just because you do not have a previous DWI history. Instead, you should make sure that you are thoroughly prepared to challenge your DWI charges--this means retaining the services of a knowledgeable attorney.

The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. has a Concord DWI lawyer who can help you clearly lay out the facts before the court and fight for a positive outcome to your case. You do not want to jeopardize your future simply because you failed to get the proper legal help.

Penalties for First DWI Convictions in North Carolina

First-time DWI offenses are typically misdemeanor crimes, unless they are certain aggravating factors involved in the offense. DWI/DUI penalties for a first-time offense may include incarceration, expensive fines and the loss of the defendant's driving privileges for a certain period of time.

Your incarceration period and fine may be dramatically lowered if you are able to get probation, which may include alcohol or drug treatment as a condition. It is usually easier for first-time offenders to secure this sentencing option. On the other hand, if you had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15% or higher, a conviction will result in harsher driving restrictions, including a 1-year requirement to use an ignition interlock device.

Providing Clients with Strategic Defense

There are many different approaches that can be taken when it comes to challenging DWI charges. The approach that is needed in your case will depend on the circumstances of your alleged offense. The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. can help you build a strong defense plan that will best meet your needs.

Contact the firm to learn more about the options that are available to you!


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  • Former Insurance Company Representative


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