Hendersonville DUI Lawyers

Legal defense from our Hendersonville DUI lawyers

We give good people the defense plan they need to fight the legal consequences of their charge, and keep their life moving forward.

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How We Help

Reduce the Legal Consequences

Criminal charges can result in the loss your job, license, reputation, and even jail.  Know the legal consequences and then work hard to reduce, or erase, them.

Don’t Face the Law Alone

Being charged with a DWI, criminal, or traffic offense and facing the law is intimidating and isolating. Work with a defense team that fights and cares for you.

Get Clarity with the Unknown

Getting charged with a criminal offense and trying to navigate the legal process is often disorienting and overwhelming. Get the answers you want and the plan you need to get your life back on track.

DUI Defense

DUI defense focused on you.

Our Hendersonville DUI lawyers focus on DUI Defense and will guide you through the legal process.

Being charged in 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 DUI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law in the State of North Carolina.

Our Hendersonville DUI lawyers also handle Habitual DWI cases, Felony Driving While Impaired, Federal Driving Under Influence (DUI charged on Federal lands or parkway), and Drug Related Impaired Driving cases (including marijuana DWI charges).

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DUI Lawyers Hendersonville, NC

The volume of DWI/DUI charges in Hendersonville has increased dramatically
 in recent years due in large part to increased efforts to train law enforcement officers to identify and investigate impaired drivers.

Recent changes in North Carolina law have made it easier to prosecute DWI / DUI in Hendersonville and have imposed harsher penalties for those convicted of a North Carolina DWI / DUI. The Henderson County District Attorney‘s Office is one of the few prosecutorial offices in North Carolina that has a DWI / DUI Task Force.

Attorney Blake Marcus has passed and complete the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course regarding DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

Our Hendersonville North Carolina DUI lawyers are ready to defend you.

Our Approach

Get strategic DUI defense.

Our Hendersonville DUI 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 Hendersonville jail).

Our Hendersonville DUI lawyers will personally meet with you from the very beginning of the attorney-client relationship. We believe that effective DWI representation cannot be accomplished without excellent client communication.

At any time during or after your case, we can meet with you to discuss your DUI charge. Our Hendersonville DUI lawyers will keep you apprised of all developments in your case.

Contact our Hendersonville Office

DWI Lawyers of Hendersonville

Address: 425 Linda Vista Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 237-4222Fax: (828) 212-4300

Cities We Serve: Brevard, Hendersonville, and Tryon.
Counties We Serve: Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania.

FAQs for Hendersonville DUI Lawyers

How Are You Different From Other Hendersonville DUI Lawyers?

Aside from Minick Law, there are very few law DWI firms in Hendersonville. Most attorneys focus on numerous types of criminal law, with DWI as just one practice area.

Unlike other law firms, Minick Law concentrates in DWI criminal defense. Our team is extremely knowledgeable and understands the complexities of DWI cases. Even our staff helps to support our attorneys with their cases.

We are among a handful of attorneys in the Hendersonville area that frequently tell clients to put on a continuous alcohol monitoring device & utilize in-patient treatment. We are also proactive about sentencing and come as prepared as possible for the courtroom. Not only does this help our client’s case, but helps them feel confident in the courtroom, and look good in front of the judge.

Will I Go to Jail if I am Convicted of a DWI in North Carolina?

While jail time is a possibility for any person convicted of a DWI, the realistic likelihood of jail time depends on a whole number of different factors. The vast majority of people charged with their first DWI are not sentenced to do any active jail time. Jail time is more likely for a person with prior DWI’s, a child in the car, an accident which causes injury to another person or driving on a license which is suspended for a DWI.

Will I be Allowed to Drive after Getting a DWI?

There are many driving consequences that can arise from a DWI. The length of suspensions related to DWI and the requirements for license reinstatement vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including: prior DWI charges, the blood/breath alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of the DWI charge, and whether the driver’s license was suspended at the time of the charge. For a first offense DWI case in North Carolina, a person’s license will be suspended for one year. Most people convicted of their first offense will be able to get a limited driving privilege that will allow them to drive for work, educational, treatment, and religious purposes.

How Much Money Will Getting a DWI Cost Me?

The financial consequences of a DWI are significant and can include: attorney’s fees, court costs and fines, increases in auto insurance premiums, the cost of obtaining an alcohol assessment and completing any recommended treatment, continuous alcohol monitoring, inpatient treatment, and impact on employment.

Should I have been read my Miranda Rights during my DWI Arrest?

In North Carolina, officers frequently do not read Miranda rights at the time of a DWI arrest and often a suspect is never advised of Miranda rights during the entire encounter with police. In the context of a DWI arrest, the lack of Miranda warnings is not likely to result in a dismissal of charges. Most of the time statements made by a DWI suspect after arrest are not particularly important in the State’s prosecution. The suspect’s statements and field sobriety tests prior to arrest combined with a blood or breath alcohol result may be enough for the State to proceed to trial on a DWI charge.

Get the defense you need from a law firm that cares.

Blake Marcus

Attorney

Blake Marcus graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Law.

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The National Trial Lawyers association has named James one of its Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2014-2015. He is a General Member of the National College for DUI Defense, and has successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course on DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, a 24 hour course taught to officers trained in DWI investigations. James and his beautiful wife, Laura, have 5 children and are proud foster parents. He concentrates his practice in: DWI / DUI Defense

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