Do you need an attorney for your first dwi in nc?
I received a DWI in north carolina. Do I have to have an attorney to fight the case?
A DWI in North Carolina is considered a criminal offence. It’s not simply a traffic ticket. It is a serious charge.
To answer your question, I would strongly recommend that anyone facing a DWI in North Carolina hire an experienced North Carolina DWI attorney to handle their case. The attorney’s job is to know the North Carolina DWI laws and to get the best possible outcome for their client. If your DWI was in Charlotte NC (Mecklenburg county) or Concord NC (Cabarrus county) you can begin your research with this list of local DWI attorneys:
Make sure you do your own research before you choose any attorney. A lot of local DWI attorneys offer free consultations so make sure you call and take advantage of that.
Ultimately it’s your decision if you want to hire an attorney for your DWI or to represent yourself in court. However, with all that is at stake, I think it would be foolish not to hire an attorney.