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When you’re in a situation where you need a criminal attorney, it’s not unusual to feel afraid and overwhelmed. The next steps you take can impact the rest of your life, and you may not know where to start.

Choosing the right attorney can be critical to the outcome of your case. It’s not a decision that should be taken lightly, so don’t make the mistake of blindly hiring the first attorney you meet.

Always interview a few potential candidates and make an informed decision. During the interview process, ask smart questions and listen carefully to the way they’re answered. The following seven questions can help you get started.

A defense attorney is essential if you face criminal charges. It’s nearly impossible to defend yourself in court–regardless of your IQ and experience. If you find yourself in a jam, it is crucial to know your rights and how an attorney can help you.

No case is the same. Get a lawyer to look over your situation and help you when it comes time to go to court. Having a good lawyer can assure you don’t go to prison if you’re innocent, or that your punishment is kept to a minimum if you are guilty.

We’re going to go over the duties of a criminal defense attorney and show you how they can give you a winning edge in front of the judge.

Even if it’s your first DWI offense in North Carolina, you could be facing possible jail time, a suspension of your driving privileges, drastically increased insurance premiums, an ignition interlock device, probation, alcohol counseling and a fine of up to $4,000, depending on the circumstance. You definitely need to hire an experienced North Carolina DWI attorney to help you.

In North Carolina, DWI stands for “driving while impaired” and means the operation of a vehicle after the consumption of drugs, alcohol or other intoxicants. The Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit in the state is 0.08%.

If you’re pulled over for suspected DWI and have a North Carolina driver’s license, then you have already given “implied consent” to take a blood or alcohol test. If you refuse the blood or alcohol test, then you may lose your driver’s license for up to 1 year.

NCAJ has been refocusing their efforts to help the citizens of North Carolina in recent years. The election of Danny Glover as President on June 16th is representative of some of these changes.  Glover has been involved with the NCAJ for almost two decades, and he is excited about his opportunity to help NCAJ fulfill its mission over the next year.

About the NCAJ

The NCAJ is an non-partisan association of trial attorneys practicing in a wide range of areas. Its mission is to protecting people’s rights through community, education, and advocacy. and to protect the safety of North Carolina’s families in the workplace, home, and environment, as well as protecting the constitutional rights of the accused.

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