DWI/DUI


Face It: DWI Charges Are Devastating

That's why we join in saying don't ever drink and drive. It's not smart. You'll definitely be sorry you did it. However, while not a good idea, drinking and driving by adults itself is not illegal in all circumstances. The law recognizes limits. The problem is that the accepted methods of identifying those limits — observation and machines — are not foolproof. This is one of the areas of the law under which many innocent people are convicted and punished.

Few criminal charges can have more of a negative affect on your life than being charged with impaired driving. If you are convicted of DWI (known in some jurisdictions as DUI), you will face the loss of your driver's license, harm to your reputation, fines, community service, probation, jail time, costly classes lasting months, vastly increased insurance premiums and sometimes even the loss of your vehicle. If you are in this situation, more than you know, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

At the law firm of Gerrans, Forest & Sargeant, PA, located in Kinston, North Carolina, we aggressively defend people against the devastating consequences of a drunk driving conviction. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience, bringing the experience of a former prosecutor and defense attorneys to your case. We know the best available strategies for challenging evidence such as blood alcohol content and breath test results. We have available to us the testimony of expert witnesses such as doctors, pharmacologists and chemists, which can sometimes be the difference between guilty and not guilty.

Stop and think about what a DWI conviction would do to your lifestyle? How would you get to work? The time to stop it is before it happens. Get a designated driver. Call a taxi cab. However, if you find yourself charged with DWI, our attorneys can help you explore options for protecting yourself, particularly when you may not be guilty. Call 252-477-4454 or toll free at 888-495-0257, or send us an e-mail today to contact an attorney.

We Will Fully Explain the Risks You Face

DWI laws have drastically changed since December 1, 2006. Not guilty verdicts are harder than ever to obtain. With mandatory punishments now the law of the land, you need an experienced trial attorney to fight the charges and to have any chance of avoiding the consequences of a conviction.

We will assess every aspect of your case and provide you with our honest advice about your chances of beating the charges. If your case looks hopeless, we'll tell you. If your case is a defensible one and a trial is in your best interest, we'll hit the ground running on a trial strategy.

Contact us today to discuss your legal options with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.