For most people, the ability to operate a motor vehicle is a necessity. A conviction for driving while intoxicated, or DWI, can threaten your driving privileges as can accruing too many points on your license as a result of traffic tickets. If you are facing traffic related legal problems, North Carolina DWI / DUI / traffic ticket lawyer Zachary Cohen can help. Serving Union, Mecklenburg, Anson & Stanly counties, attorney Zachary Cohen is committed to protecting your rights and your driving privileges.
A conviction for DWI/DUI in North Carolina will have serious, long-term, consequences. A first time conviction for DWI/DUI may result in:
- Jail time
- A fine of up to $200 plus court costs
- Community service work
- Alcohol assessment and counseling
- Driver license suspension
- Increased cost for liability insurance
- Missed employment opportunities
A second or subsequent conviction will result in a mandatory jail sentence, a longer license suspension, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.
You may consider it to be no more than a minor inconvenience and financial hardship when you receive a traffic ticket in North Carolina but that traffic ticket could actually be much more. Many traffic tickets result in “points” on your driver’s license. If you accumulate 12 or more point within a three year period your license could be suspended. In addition, insurance companies rely on your driving record when determining premium costs. The more points you have on your license, the higher your insurance rates will be.
Because you likely depend on your ability to drive to get to and from work and/or school it is imperative that you take a DWI/DUI arrest as well as any tickets you are issued seriously. North Carolina DWI / DUI / traffic ticket lawyer Zachary Cohen understands how important your freedom, as well as your driving privileges, are to you which is why he is committed to defending DWI cases and traffic tickets in Union, Mecklenburg, Anson & Stanly counties, North Carolina.