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3 Unexpected Facts You May Not Know About DWI

A DWI charge can have a major negative impact on a person’s life. However, many people don’t fully understand these charges, especially since the law behind these arrests is particularly complicated. Because of this, a person may be arrested without completely understanding their rights as a defendant. This can prove dangerous for their defense case.

If you have been charged with DWI, you’re entitled to defend yourself against these allegations with the help of a knowledgeable attorney. To discuss your options as a defendant, contact Raleigh drunk driving lawyer Jim Black today at 919-600-4609 for more information about how an attorney can help you with your legal battles.

Understanding DWI Charges

Whether you have been recently charged with driving while intoxicated or are simply curious about the law, here are three important facts about DWI charges that often go unnoticed:

#1: Drug Intoxication Can Also Result in DWI Charges

Some people may not realize the full scope of DWI charges. In fact, individuals found to be driving while under the influence of drugs can be charged with DWI. If these drugs are illegal, a person can face additional drug possession charges.

#2: A BAC Over 0.08 Is Not Necessary For a DWI Charge

North Carolina has some of the most stringent intoxicated driving laws in the country. In some cases, a person may still be charged with DWI if their driving is noticeably impaired yet their BAC is still below the .08 legal limit.

#3: DWI Convictions Cannot be Expunged

Although people can work to improve their reputations after a DWI conviction, they can’t get their criminal record cleared of the DWI conviction. Thus, these charges can have a permanent impact on a person’s life.

Contact Us

If you’re facing DWI allegations, you should be thinking about your defense options. To discuss these options further, contact the Raleigh DWI attorney Jim Black by calling 919-600-4609 today.


"Jim, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me. I am very happy about the outcome and would recommend you to anyone and everyone who has a DUI case. Two things that stuck out the most is your patience and honesty, you wanted the best for me and that was obvious."

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