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DWI/DUI

DUI Attorney in Charlotte

DWI/DUI attorney

A large part of our criminal defense law practice involves representing the drinking driver for charges of Driving While Impaired (DWI), commonly referred to as DUI or Drunk Driving, and those drivers accused of Driving While Impaired from drugs and Boating While Impaired.

Our extensive experience includes alcohol offenses involving minors, including those charges relevant to minors under 18 and those under 21 include possessing a fake ID, using a fake ID, and underage drinking.

If you’ve been arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired, you could be facing serious consequences. DWI laws in NC are complex and difficult to navigate on your own. At the Law Offices of Charles L. Morgan, Jr. we understand that the stakes are high even if this is just your first offense, and you want the best DWI attorney in Charlotte you can trust to get you back on the road and back to work.

If you are charged with DWI, you need  an attorney with the expertise to evaluate the facts in your case, analyze the law that applies to those facts, and properly advise you how to proceed. DWI cases can be won on the law with what many call “legal technicalities”. DWI cases can be won on the facts, but sometimes DWI victories come in the form of a favorable sentence. DWI cases are also often won based on illegal search and seizure, illegal interrogation and the denial of counsel at a critical stage of the arrest process.
Evidentiary issues can result in the suppression of breath or blood test results. Mr. Morgan is knowledgeable in the relevant fields of scientific expertise. These areas include anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology, and toxicology. Mr. Morgan is familiar with the proper administration and interpretation of field sobriety testing. He has a working understanding of the breath test instruments used by law enforcement in North Carolina. He is also acquainted with lab testing equipment used in forensic laboratories to test for the presence of impairing drugs in blood.

We have had a great deal of experience representing people in your situation. As a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Chuck Morgan has received client referrals from some of the best DWI/DUI attorneys in the nation. Mr. Morgan has been recognized by his colleagues across the United States for his skill and experience defending people charged with DWI. With more than 36 years of experience, we know it is imperative to stay abreast of laws regarding drunk driving. Charles Morgan regularly attends nationally produced seminars and subscribes to the major treatises on this subject.

As one of the more experienced attorneys in this field, he dedicates a large portion of his practice to the defense of DWI cases throughout North Carolina. Let a DUI attorney in Charlotte at The Law Offices of Charles L. Morgan use his many years of DUI experience to help you create the best defense to protect your rights. Contact us today!

 

North Carolina DWI Punishment Levels

Level Fine Sentence Assesment/Treaments Driving Privilages
Aggravated Level 1 Up to a $10,000 fine.
  • Between 12 months and 36 months in jail.
  • Shall be released 4 months early, but will be supervised and must abstain from using alcohol as monitored with a Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) device
  • The Court may impose an active sentence of 120 days if you abstain from alcohol for at least 120 days, which the Court will monitor with a Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) device.
  • Substance abuse assessment
  • Substance abuse treatment
Not eligible for driving privilege
Level 1 Up to a $4,000 fine.
  • Between 30 days and 24 months in jail.
  • The Court might impose an active sentence of 10 days if lyou abstain from alcohol for at least 120 days, which the Court will monitor with a Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) device.
  • Substance abuse assessment
  • Substance abuse treatment
Not eligible for driving privilege
Level 2 Up to a $2,000 fine.
  • Between 7 days and 12 months in jail.
  • The Court may suspend your sentence and not impose a jail sentence if you abstain from alcohol for at least 90 days, which the Court will monitor with a Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) device.
  • Substance abuse assessment
  • Substance abuse treatment
Not eligible for driving privilege
Level 3 Up to a $1,000 fine
  • 72 hours up to 6 months in jail or
  • 72 hours of community service
  • Substance abuse assessment
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • License revocation for 12 months
  • May be eligible for driving privilege
Level 4 Up to a $500 fine
  • 48 hours up to 120 days in jail or
  • 48 hours of community service
  • License revocation for 12 months
  • May be eligible for driving privilege
  • License revocation for 12 months
  • May be eligible for driving privilege
Level 5 Up to a $200 fine
  • 24 hours up to 60 days in jail or
  • 24 hours of community service
  • Substance abuse assessment
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • License revocation for 12 months
  • May be eligible for driving privilege

 

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