Grace, Tisdale & Clifton P.A. Exceptional Counsel & Resolute Advocacy

DWI Lawyers in Winston-Salem

Effective Representation for Clients Charged with DWI

An individual driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both may be charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). North Carolina is among the toughest states for DWI penalties and offenders may be charged with any of five levels of misdemeanor, depending on the seriousness of the situation and whether this is a first offense. The Winston-Salem DWI attorneys at Grace, Tisdale & Clifton can protect your legal rights and work to preserve your driving privileges, freedom, and reputation.

If you have been charged with DWI, call (336) 515-6552 to schedule a free initial consultation.

What is The Penalty for DWI in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, the law prohibits driving or being in control of a vehicle when under the influence of any impairing substance. Drivers with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher or any amount of a Schedule I controlled substance may be charged with DWI. This can have serious consequences, so it is important to hire an attorney with knowledge of DWI law.

DWI charges can have serious repercussions, such as:

  • Driver’s license suspension or revocation
  • Confiscation of your car
  • A jail sentence
  • A permanent criminal record

A DWI conviction can have a serious impact on your life and career. Your insurance rates may increase significantly, you could be denied insurance coverage, lose employment, be denied a job opportunity, or lose security clearance. Make sure you have a capable attorney who is dedicated to protecting your interests.

A Strong, Effective Defense for Your Case

A DWI conviction results in a permanent criminal record, so the consequences can follow you long after you have served your sentence. It may be possible to have the record expunged at some point in the future, but this is not always possible. Whenever possible, it is better to avoid a conviction in the first place. Our Winston-Salem DWI lawyers advise our clients through the process and work to minimize the impact on their lives.

Protect your freedom and driving privileges. Call Grace, Tisdale & Clifton P.A. today at (336) 515-6552.

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  • Experience on Both Sides

    The majority of our lawyers are former prosecutors and know how the system works.

  • Focus on Client Experience

    Our clients are our top priority. Each team member treats every client with respect and every case with discretion.

  • Thousands of Cases Settled

    Our legal team has experience handling all manner of criminal cases and have a comprehensive list of satisfied clients.

  • Locally Based Firm

    Every one of our attorneys is from the local town and graduated Wake Forest Law School.


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