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In this video, Wilmington driving while intoxicated (DWI) lawyer R. Clarke Speaks discusses the specifics of DWI cases in North Carolina.

As a new client, Mr. Speaks will ask you to come in and discuss your case. As part of this, he will go over a series of questions with you to gather factual information. There are four key questions that Mr. Speaks examines:

  1. What were the circumstances surrounding the stop made by law enforcement?
  2. What were the circumstances that led up to your arrest?
  3. What were the specifics of the intoxication tests that were performed?
  4. Do the circumstances together provide evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that a charge of DWI can be brought against you?

If a person pleads guilty or is found guilty of a DWI, then the judge will immediately have a follow-up sentencing hearing. The answers to the above questions can also weigh in on this sentencing hearing. At the sentencing hearing, the judge will examine aggravating factors, grossly aggravating factors, and mitigating factors. It is important to show that there were many mitigating factors in your favor.

If you have been charged with DWI, call the experienced Wilmington DWI lawyers at Speaks Law Firm at 877.593.4233.