Ive been charged with a misdemenor child abuse,Driving while impared,Reckless driving to endanger. Had a car wreck in process.Will i be facing jail time? Ive already spent a week in jail.
Based on these facts, you might be in some serious trouble. I would advise reaching out to a criminal defense attorney ASAP to find out more about your rights and protect your interests. I recommend Lee Malco, he has a lot of experience in DWI defense and is operating close to Hertford. You can find him on Avvo's Find a Lawyer function. I hope this was helpful!
It sounds like you have some serious trouble coming. Get an attorney to get you thru this in the best way possible. If you cannot afford one - get a public defender.
If you are convicted of driving while impaired with a disabled person or a person under 18 years of age in the car with you, it is the most serious form of DWI charge in NC. The more under -18 or disabled persons in your car at that time, the harsher the punishment. The wreck adds to the seriousness of the charge. If convicted, you are absolutely looking at jail time. You need a lawyer in the worst kind of way. If you cannot afford one, please request a court-appointed lawyer on your first court date. I hope neither you nor your passengers were injured.
At minimum you are looking at level 1 sentencing for DUI, which does have an active term in jail. If there were serious injuries to any of your passengers or any one else, you could be charged with a felony. Hire an attorney fast.
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