Durham County Defense Lawyer Successful On Appeal Of DWI Checkpoint Conviction

Raleigh DWI Attorney Of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, Obtains Dismissal Of Drunk Driving Conviction

A drunk driving defense lawyer of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, in Raleigh, obtained the dismissal of a DWI charge after successfully appealing a DWI conviction to the Superior Court. Securing the dismissal meant that the client, who was facing a mandatory minimum of seven days in jail that could extend up to one year, avoided prison time completely.

In this DWI case, the accused drunk driver had been represented by another firm and convicted of driving while impaired at trial in district court. Roberts Law Group, PLLC, was hired to handle her appeal. She already had a prior conviction for DWI on her criminal record and was facing increased penalties for a second offense DWI.

Court documents show that our  DWI defense lawyer was able to successfully challenge the stop that lead to the DWI arrest. The attorney filed a pretrial motion to dismiss, asserting that the checkpoints were unconstitutional. Upon investigation, the DWI defense lawyer from Roberts Law Group discovered that police had been targeting patrons of a local bar by setting up license checkpoints in the middle of the night; a bar employee who served as a witness confirmed that law enforcement had been targeting the hangout since new owners had taken over.

The Superior Court granted the motion to dismiss the DWI charges. The Durham County District Attorney's office appealed the dismissal but withdrew its appeal a year later. Our defense lawyer was able to use his knowledge and experience to achieve dismissal of the second DWI conviction and keep the accused impaired driver out of prison.

The criminal defense attorneys at Roberts Law Group, PLLC, fight for the rights of the accused throughout North Carolina. With offices in Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte, the experienced lawyers of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, offer a free initial consultation to anyone facing criminal charges, including drunk driving, sex offenses, drug crimes, white collar crimes or on other felony or misdemeanor crimes in the North Carolina state or federal criminal justice system.

For more information about the Roberts Law Group, see our criminal defense website and criminal defense blog. Our team of North Carolina defense attorneys defend against sex crime charges, DWI charges, assault charges and others in Durham County and the surrounding areas. To contact the firm, please call 877-880-5753 for a free consultation.

North Carolina v. J.S.
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.