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Defending Clients Accused of Drunk Driving

One momentary decision to operate a vehicle while you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs can change your life forever. At the Plyler Law Firm, P.A., we understand that your criminal charges are the result of a mistake you made. Charges for drunk driving can be frightening, but it is important to take steps to effectively prevent a conviction. A Fayetteville DWI lawyer from our firm can help you fight the charges against you and can answer all of your questions. We can provide you with the knowledgeable defense you need to protect yourself from the ramifications of a conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI).

Facts About First-Time DWI Charges

For a first conviction in North Carolina, your offense can result in a mandatory driver's license suspension of one year. You may also face between 24 hours and 24 months of imprisonment, depending on whether aggravating factors are involved, and a fine of up to $2,000. An ignition interlock device (IID) is not required for first-offense DWI unless your blood alcohol content (BAC) level is 0.15% or higher.

An arrest for a DWI does not automatically mean that you will be convicted. A Fayetteville first-time DWI attorney from our firm can help you if you have been arrested under suspicion of driving while impaired. We can execute a thorough investigation to determine whether errors have been made by the police or prosecutor. Errors could include lack of maintenance on a breathalyzer or mistakes administering a field sobriety test or in handling of evidence. If you feel that you have been wrongly accused of DWI, it is imperative that you obtain a case evaluation from our firm. Contact us today!

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    Matthew R. Plyler


    Matthew R. Plyler is a general practice attorney who provides knowledgeable and compassionate representation to residents of Fayetteville and the surroundings area. He has been practicing law for over 20 years, handling a wide range of practice areas. This experience provides him with the background and skill needed to be successful. He approaches each case with a rare level of dedication and zeal that serves his clients well. During the initial consultation, he will take as much time as is ...

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