A DWI is an expensive proposition. It can cost you your freedom and it can also cost a pretty penny. You may choose to go along with the charge and just pay whatever the court orders, or you may choose to defend yourself and fight the charges. So, what is a DWI in North Carolina going to cost you?
This year has been a busy one for us at our Charlotte law firm. First, and foremost, we are always grateful for the support of our community and the opportunity to serve clients and help them with a wide array of issues they are facing. Yes, the law is our job, but we know that with each case we close, we are helping someone remove a large amount of stress, reduce financial strain, and avoid potentially life-altering consequences.
The consequences of a DWI can be devastating. The court-imposed penalties for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in North Carolina can be serious and affect your freedom, finances, and reputation. A DWI attorney could help you avoid some of the harsher punishments that come with pleading guilty to a DWI.
If you are charged with a DWI, most people are eligible for limited driving privileges (or LPDs) to drive to work or school. Losing a license can be a great hardship on those convicted of a DWI. Most of us depend on driving a vehicle as a means of getting to and from work. For some of us, driving is work, so the loss of driving privileges presents a great hardship not only in the very real loss of freedom to move about but also the loss of income. Thus, a limited driving privilege license can be critical if you need to drive for your job, school or just to take care of your family.