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Driving while impaired is no small matter; you are putting your own life and the life of others at risk and the courts will treat the matter accordingly. If you find yourself charged with a DWI, it is imperative that you call a DWI lawyer right away. Here are a few reasons why:

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  • You can challenge a license revocation for refusal– Driving on North Carolina roads is a privilege and by doing so, you automatically consent to submit to approved breath or blood tests. Refusing these tests can result in automatic license revocation for one year. However, you can challenge this revocation within the first 10 days from the date of this action. By waiting to call a DWI attorney, you are forfeiting that right.
  • You can challenge a license revocation for testing over the .08 limit– As with challenging revocation for alcohol content test refusal, you have 10 days to challenge a revocation for testing over the .08 limit on a breath test. When you procrastinate hiring a lawyer, your opportunity to challenge the revocation, which will be an automatic 30-day revocation/suspension, will be gone.
  • Acting quickly raises your chances for a less severe outcome The consequences of driving while impaired can be great, from hefty fees and high insurance premiums to time spent in jail with a criminal law conviction. The sooner you can get a DWI lawyer on your side, the sooner they can start helping you mitigate any relevant circumstances.

At Jones, Childers, Donaldson & Webb, PLLC, we have been in practice for over 50 years and have a thorough understanding of local and federal laws and how to best defend our clients. If you need a DWI lawyer to fight for you, call us right away.