When drivers are arrested for driving under the influence, it is easy for them to mistakenly believe they are out of options. This often results in a failure to fully investigate the legal avenues open to them, which in turn means that many people wind up pleading guilty out of a sense of inevitability. After all, with tests that seem to show their guilt, it is easy to understand why some people give up.
Over the past generation, there has been a revolution in the attitude that law enforcement takes toward those who are suspected of drinking and driving. While most people agree about the importance of maintaining sobriety behind the wheel, practices that emphasize strict penalties have come into vogue as the recommended way of curtailing this behavior. On its own, this might not seem like a problem, but what happens if one of the tests that is most relied upon to measure sobriety behind the wheel is simply inaccurate? What happens then?
It is no secret that many college kids consume alcohol, including students who are underage. Not only can this lead to charges of underage drinking, but DWIs for any college student can have especially devastating consequences. While you can no longer control your child as much as you did when they were younger, it is still important to teach them how serious DWIs are and learn how you can best support and protect them if they face a conviction.
Dysart Law is pleased to report that associate attorney Carrie Browder recently defended a client charged with driving while impaired and successfully secured a not guilty verdict. At trial the State sought to show that although there was no evidence of alcohol consumption, the defendant was impaired at the time as a result of marijuana use.
Dysart Law is thrilled to report that the firm recently achieved a not guilty jury verdict for a client in Wake County Superior Court. The case was on appeal following a conviction in district court.
First, take a deep breath. Next, contact an attorney. Seriously. Whether its Dysart Law or another firm, it is in your best interest to get a lawyer involved as soon as possible to ensure that someone is looking out for your legal interests, explaining the process, and helping you with license and driving privilege concerns.