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How Can an Attorney Help You Lower Sentencing?

If a person expects to plead guilty of a DWI charge, they may want help from an experienced attorney to lower the severity of their sentencing. Judges use a variety of factors to determine sentencing. A lawyer may be able to argue for lesser sentencing by pointing out that the defendant’s actions don’t match the punishment due to these factors.

A DWI conviction can be a potentially life-changing problem if a person isn’t prepared to handle their case. However, an experienced attorney may be able to help someone work through the legal system and fight for their innocence or for less sentencing. For more information about our full range of legal services for defendants, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer Jim Black today at 919-600-4609.

Arguing against a Criminal Sentence

A conviction for DWI can lead to severe sentencing, especially if a person has prior DWIs on their record. However, a strong legal defense may help a person reduce what sentencing judges pass on them.

An attorney may be able to provide the following assistance when working through sentencing:

  • Plead for lesser fines and shorter prison sentences
  • Plead for probation instead of prison
  • Plead for community service or mandatory education
  • Plead for restitution if an injury occurred instead of heavier punishments

When asking for a lesser sentence, the help of an attorney can prove extremely useful.

Contact Us

If you’ve been charged with DWI and are trying to soften penalties you may face, an experienced DWI lawyer may be able to assist you in that goal. For a free consultation regarding your options, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer 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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Raleigh, NC 27601

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