Monroe Law Firm Helps Motorists Challenge DWI Charges
Dedicated North Carolina attorney seeks justice in drunk driving cases
Even a first arrest for impaired driving can lead to jail time under North Carolina’s stringent laws. In many cases, motorists who are charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI, are unfamiliar with their rights and fail to fight the charges against them just so they can get the situation resolved. That can be a harmful mistake, mistake. At Huffman & Kendrick, PLLC in Monroe, we advocate on behalf of drivers who have been accused of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Attorney Carol Huffman Kendrick has represented thousands of clients over a career that’s lasted more than two decades and can identify potential defenses that other miss.
Lawyer defends individuals accused of operating a vehicle while impaired
Having provided strong criminal defense representation in Union County and the surrounding areas since 1961, our firm can quickly assess the facts in your case and help you make informed decisions about how to proceed. We’ll make sure that you understand your rights and key aspects of your situation such as:
- Blood alcohol tests — Within the state, drivers are considered legally intoxicated if their blood alcohol concentration is .08 percent or higher. However, you can be arrested even when your breathalyzer test result is below that level if field sobriety tests and other evidence indicate that you are impaired. At every stage of the testing process, problems can occur that taint the case against you. We conduct a thorough investigation to locate any prejudice that resulted.
- Improper stops — Law enforcement officers must have a reasonable suspicion that illegal conduct is occurring when they stop drivers for drunk driving. A tougher “probable cause” standard exists for arrests. Most motorists, and even some authorities, don’t understand what is proper under the law. Wherever appropriate, we’ll challenge unlawful actions and seek to exclude wrongly obtained evidence.
- Sentence reduction — Even the most lenient North Carolina DWI sentence calls for 24 hours of incarceration. Multiple offenders and drivers involved in accidents face even more severe punishment. When a dismissal or acquittal cannot be achieved, we work to reduce charges and minimize sentences so that you experience the least disruption possible. Our firm understands the impact that fines and license suspensions can have on your livelihood and ability to support your loved ones.
Surrendering your chance at defense in a DWI case could have costly consequences. In a free initial consultation, our firm can provide an accurate evaluation of the evidence against you and explain how we’ll press for a favorable resolution.
Contact a knowledgeable North Carolina DWI defense lawyer for a consultation
Huffman & Kendrick, PLLC represents North Carolina residents who have been accused of driving while intoxicated and other criminal offenses. Please call 704-993-6251 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is in Monroe and we accept most major credit cards.