Being charged in Marion, North Carolina with driving while impaired (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) can mean jail time and court fines, loss of driving privileges, increased insurance rates, employment consequences, and financial uncertainty. These issues are magnified by the fact that DWI / DUI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law in the State of North Carolina.
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- Impact of a DWI on your job or school
The volume of DWI/DUI charges in Marion has increased drastically in recent years due in large part to increased efforts to train law enforcement officers to identify and investigate impaired drivers. Arrests for DWI / DUI in McDowell County (including the City of Marion) have totaled over 200 in 2011, nearly 250 in 2012, and almost 200 in 2013. The number of DWI / DUI arrests in Marion for 2014 are expected to exceed 2013 totals.
Recent changes in North Carolina DWI / DUI law have made it easier to prosecute DWIs / DUIs in Marion and have imposed harsher penalties for those convicted of a North Carolina DWI / DUI.
At Minick Law, P.C., our Marion DWI lawyers have adapted to these changes and are ready to defend your case.
Your Marion DWI Lawyers
Putting forth the best defense often requires looking at your case from the perspective of the Marion DA. Our Marion DWI lawyers are a legal team which includes an attorney with 12 years of experience as a police officer.
Our Marion DWI lawyers are also required to attend the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 24 hour DWI / DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Course, the same training received by many officers that charge DWI / DUI in Marion.
Our Marion DWI lawyers leave no stone unturned in the search for evidence helpful to your defense, which can include:
- Speaking to the investigating officer
- Obtaining police reports
- Locating and investigating witnesses
- Obtaining photographs of the arrest scene
- Reviewing relevant medical records
- Examining available video evidence (including video from the Gaston County jail).
Because Minick Law, P.C., understands that a DWI / DUI charge can disrupt your life, our Marion DWI lawyers guide you through the legal process and know how to obtain favorable results. Visit our North Carolina DWI Center to find answers to your questions.
At Minick Law, P.C., one of our Marion DWI lawyers will personally meet with you from the very beginning of the attorney-client relationship. We believe that effective DWI / DUI representation cannot be accomplished without excellent client communication. At any time during or after your case, we can meet with you to discuss your DWI / DUI charge. Our Marion DWI lawyers will keep you apprised of all developments in your case.
“I have dealt with other lawyers in the past and found that the majority of them are very polite at first but after you contract them they become very hard to get a hold of and in some instances downright rude. James Minick, however, was very courteous throughout the entire process of my court case, and I was able to easily get a hold of him to discuss any of my questions or concerns regarding my case.” – Evan Baird – See More Testimonials
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If you have been charged with DWI / DUI in Marion, your first step should be to Contact our office.
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