Is It Worth Trying to Fight a DWI?
Even though it may seem like there is no way to fight a DWI conviction, they are in fact far from bulletproof. There are many procedures and processes that the police must follow exactly in order for the evidence to be admissible in court.
The first possible weakness of the state’s case in court is that a police officer must have probable cause in order to pull you over and test you for DWI. If our DWI Lawyers can prove that the officer did not have probable cause, we can file a motion to suppress or dismiss the case entirely.
The second possible weakness of the case is in the Field Sobriety Tests. In order for them to be admissible as evidence in court, the police officer must administer all of the tests correctly. If the tests are done incorrectly or if the officer misses or ignores a single step, the possibility exists to have the evidence thrown out of the case, significantly weakening the state’s case against you.
Finally, even the breathalyzer can be called into question. Although it is not nearly as easy to question as the other tests are, machines do require the correct maintenance and use to be accurate. If there is any evidence that the breathalyzer failed you, we will try and find it. If we can get this evidence rejected, then the main evidence of the state will be null and void.
Protecting Your Privilege to Drive
North Carolina generally imposes a one-year license suspension for a drunk driving conviction, or for having too many traffic violations in too short a period of time (i.e., too many points on your driving record).
Eddie Meacham understands the impact that license suspensions and revocations can have on an individual’s quality of life. Because of that, he works hard to obtain the best results in every case — a dismissal of the charges, a favorable plea agreement, an acquittal or a restricted license that will, at the very least, allow you to continue to drive to work.