DWI Charges Dropped After State Drags Feet On Prosecution

North Carolina DWI Defense Attorney Argues For Dismissal Of Drunk Driving Charges

RELEASED: October 19, 2012

(WILMINGTON, NC) A North Carolina driver facing a DWI charge, four months in prison, a one-year-license suspension and the costs and hassles associated with an ignition interlock device had the drunk driving charges dismissed at a pre-trial hearing. A Wilmington DWI defense attorney from Roberts Law Group persuaded the judge that the State's inability to move forward with the case was reason to drop the DWI charge.

The client had allegedly backed into a fence. His actions were observed by police who then stopped him on suspicion of impaired driving. He was subsequently arrested and charged with DWI.

During a pre-trial hearing, the prosecution was unable to provide a witness to prove that police had in fact witnessed our client backing into the fence. Since this was the reason for the stop leading to the DWI charge, the state could not proceed without this witness. The prosecution requested a continuance, essentially postponing the hearing to a later date, but the judge refused to grant it. The DWI defense attorney from Roberts Law Group was able to convince the judge that it would be more appropriate to dismiss the charges against our client than to let the State drag the case out into the future.

Through knowledge of DWI law and experience in the courtroom, the defense lawyer was able to give our client a second chance, free from a DWI on his record and facing no DWI penalties. Fighting DWI charges, including the reason for the stop, and forcing the State to bear the burden of proving its case has meant many successful results for Roberts Law Group, PLLC, on behalf of clients accused of drunk driving in North Carolina.

If you have been charged with DWI in North Carolina, the Wilmington driving while impaired defense attorneys at Roberts Law Group, PLLC, can help you fight the charges you face and work toward minimizing the potential consequences. To schedule a free, same-day consultation with a Wilmington DWI defense lawyer, call our law firm at 866-630-2389.


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North Carolina v. J.S.
Accusation:
Indecent Exposure
Potentially Facing: 30 days in Jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Roberts Law Group acted quickly, meeting with the DA’s office to mitigate on behalf of their client, who had no prior criminal history. The Defendant had cooperated fully with the officer. At defense counsel’s prompting, the ADA spoke with his Law Enforcement Officers and determined that Defendant had been through enough already. Dismissed on the first court date.