Greetings to you in Enka-Candler. Got any snow?
It appears the avvo site cut off the tail end of your question. Sounds like you've been a good, safe driver for many years. Here's my advice- get an attorney who focuses on DWI defense to,assist you. Too many traffic stops are questionable and I'm seeing a lot of drivers charged without either reasonable suspicion for the stop or probable cause to be arrested. The Field Sobriety Tests often are administered in ways that do not comport with NHTSA standards and other alleged details about why you were charged may not be valid. Any lawyer who charges a low rate and whose defense strategy is to just plead you guilty without thoroughly investigating the circumstances is a lawyer not worth your time. Or money.
Good luck and have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
I agree with the previous answer. DWI is one of the most complex areas of law in NC. Talk to an experienced lawyer to come up with a game plan for handling your case.
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As with any criminal charge, especially a DWI, you should consult with an attorney who practices in the county in which you received the DWI charge. If convicted, or if you plead guilty, your prior DWI will count as an "aggravating" factor but not a "grossly aggravating" factor since it is outside of 7 years. Your statutory safe driving record will count as a mitigating factor. Good Luck.
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