Wake County DWI Defense Lawyer Of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, Gets Underage Driver Charged With Drunk Driving A Second Chance At A Clean Record

North Carolina drunk driving defense lawyer secures a prayer for judgment for driver under 21 charged with drinking and driving

(RALEIGH, NC) Understanding the difficulty of securing a prayer for judgment in an underage DWI case, a  Wake County DWI defense lawyer of Roberts Law Group tirelessly pursued the best interests of his client and secured a second chance at a clean criminal record for his client.

In this minor impaired while behind the wheel case, the underage driver blew a .05 on a portable breath test. North Carolina maintains a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking; despite blowing under a .08 - the legal limit for adults - the individual was charged with driving while impaired (DWI).

If convicted, the young adult was facing up to six months in jail, fines, driving sanctions, a 150 percent increase in auto insurance premiums and a permanent blemish on his criminal record. Based on his experience defending those accused of impaired driving in North Carolina, our Raleigh DWI defense lawyer knew that it would be difficult to secure a prayer for judgment continued (PJC) on the client's behalf in Wake County. Judges here typically do not grant a PJC on this charge if the defendant has blown over a .04.

Nevertheless, we pressed for the best possible outcome for the underage driver. A PJC would allow the young adult to plead guilty to the DWI offense without suffering the penalties. In this case, the driver had already taken the initiative to take remedial steps after the drunk driving arrest and our defense lawyer was able to submit evidence of this to the judge in favor of the granting of a PJC.

After a year of good behavior, the PJC was entered, according to court documents. The now 21-year-old driver was able to avoid a lifetime with a drunk driving conviction. He had to pay court costs, but was saved additional fines, insurance rate increases and points on his driver's license.

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

For more information about Roberts Law Group, PLLC, please visit the firm's criminal defense website and criminal defense blog. Our team of Raleigh defense lawyers handle accusations of sex crime charges, DWI charges, assault charges and others in Wake County and the surrounding areas. To contact our team of criminal lawyers, please contact the law firm online via our website or call 866-630-2389 for a free consultation.

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.