DWI Defense Practice Areas

Every year thousands of people in North Carolina are arrested for driving while impaired (DWI). If you or a loved one has recently been arrested for DWI, you are not alone. The experienced North Carolina DWI defense attorneys at Powers McCartan endeavor to minimize the consequences of a DWI arrest and help you move forward with your life.

Unfortunately, North Carolina consistently falls into the top 10 states in the U.S. for the highest number of DWI arrests per capita. Because of the high number of arrests, North Carolina has some of the strictest punishments for DWIs in the nation. The average cost of a first-time DWI conviction or “guilty” plea in North Carolina including legal fees, court fees, increased insurance costs, fines and license restoration is between $6,000 and $10,000. This does not include the time you may have to miss from work to participate in the legal process or to attend alcohol education courses.

The impact of a DWI conviction or “guilty” plea isn’t just financial. You may also be subject to a driver’s license restriction or suspension and you may have to report the conviction to your employer or professional organization. At Powers McCartan our goal is to limit the impact a DWI arrest has on the rest of your life and we represent individuals throughout the process. We handle general DWI defenses as well as:

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with DWI, the knowledgeable and experienced DWI defense attorneys at Powers McCartan are here to help! All you need to do is pick up the phone and call (704) 342-4357.