Legal Defense for DWI and Child Abuse Charges in North Carolina

Facing charges of Driving While Impaired (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is daunting enough, but when a child under the age of 18 is present in the vehicle, the stakes are significantly higher in North Carolina. Such circumstances can lead to additional child abuse charges, amplifying the severity of potential penalties. DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall, with offices in Raleigh and Morehead City, specializes in providing robust defense strategies for those facing these compounded legal challenges.

Understanding the Implications of DWI with a Minor

Aggravating Factors in DWI Cases: North Carolina law considers driving impaired with a minor as a grossly aggravating factor, which can escalate a DWI charge. This aggravation also applies if the vehicle contains occupants with the mental capacity of a child or individuals physically unable to exit the vehicle independently due to a disability.

Consequences of a Level 1 Offense: Being categorized as a Level 1 offender for a DWI involving a minor or vulnerable adult in the vehicle introduces severe penalties, including:

  • A potential 2-year jail sentence;
  • Fines up to $4,000;
  • A mandatory loss of driving privileges for one year without the option for limited driving privileges.

Why Immediate Legal Representation Matters

Navigating Complex Legal Waters: The complexities of facing DWI charges compounded by child abuse allegations necessitate experienced legal counsel. Immediate action is crucial to develop a strategic defense against potential convictions and the accompanying severe penalties.

How DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall Can Help

Experienced Defense Against Aggravated Charges: Our firm boasts over 40 years of experience in defending against grossly aggravated DWI and child abuse charges in Wake County and beyond. Our criminal defense attorneys possess the expertise required to challenge these charges effectively.

Comprehensive Legal Support: We offer comprehensive support, from negotiating with prosecutors and child protective services to presenting a vigorous defense in court. Our goal is to thoroughly assess your case, explore all available options, and construct the strongest possible defense strategy.

Personalized Defense Strategies: Understanding that each case is unique, we tailor our defense strategies to meet the specific circumstances and challenges of your situation, aiming for the most favorable outcome.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you or a loved one is facing the daunting prospect of DWI and child abuse charges in North Carolina, don't delay seeking expert legal assistance. Contact DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall at 919-833-5555 for a free consultation. Our dedicated team is ready to defend your rights and guide you through this challenging time with professionalism and expertise.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE SUCCESSES

Motion to Suppress and Dismiss Granted for Lack of Probable Cause; No Reliable Evidence Suggesting Impairment After Speeding Stop

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Not Guilty, Refusal Revocation Rescinded; Willful Refusal to Take Breathalyzer Test

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Not Guilty on Potential Aggravated Level One DWI

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Not Guilty DWI – No Probable Cause

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7th Offense; Sentence reduction of 75%

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Violent Felony Dismissed

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Defendant charged with 2 counts after his 7th impaired driving offense.

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Not Guilty on DWI

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Not Guilty on DWI

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Jumping to conclusions… No PC on DWI

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Driving Too Fast, Moving Too Slow… DWI dismissed

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Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana Dismissed

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Felony Larceny Charge Dismissed

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No prison sentence for client facing 1 year.

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