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At Burts Law, PLLC, we are committed to providing clients with aggressive representation. We are prepared to zealously defend our clients and protect their rights at every stage of his or her criminal defense, which begins at the initial interview and continues through trial.


We are committed to helping you face your criminal legal issues head on with honest and straightforward advice and aggressive legal representation. We are a results oriented law firm and handle all types of criminal law matters. We provide attentive, full service representation for all aspects of your criminal defense


Our mission is to aggressively fight for the rights of our clients and achieve their goals in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. There is no such thing as a small case and we are very aware that misdemeanor and felony cases can have an everlasting impact on your life.


We can get you started with a consultation when you contact our firm at (888) 314-7127

Charlotte Driving While Impaired Lawyer

DWI is a criminal offense that is often referred to as drunk driving or DUI (driving under the influence) in other states. A person may face criminal charges for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or a controlled substance. To secure a conviction for DWI the district attorney must prove one or both of the following key factors:


  • The driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater; or


  • The driver's normal abilities were impaired due to alcohol or drugs


The state must also prove that the defendant was driving the vehicle. In an attempt to convict a defendant, the state may utilize physical evidence obtained during a breath test or blood test that shows a driver had an illegal blood alcohol concentration and/or the arresting officer's testimony regarding the driver's performance on field sobriety tests. Although a prosecutor may try to prove both factors to seek a conviction, evidence of only one is often enough.


In North Carolina, there are many different types of field sobriety tests that can be used by law enforcement officers after they pull over a driver, such as:


  • horizontal gaze nystagmus;


  • one leg stand;


  • walk and turn;


  • Romberg balance test;


  • finger-to-nose test; and


  • ABC test



For a person facing drunk driving charges, a Charlotte DWI defense lawyer is your best option for avoiding a DWI conviction on your record. As a result of a DWI, a driver may face imprisonment, fines, community service, probation and mandatory counseling or rehabilitation if convicted. A defendant may also face driver's license suspension after a DWI arrest alone, based upon the fact that he or she failed or refused blood or breath alcohol testing.


It is important that you do what you can to avoid a conviction of this kind by hiring a Charlotte DWI criminal defense lawyer who will diligently investigate your case and build a legal strategy that properly represents your interests. If you have been charged with DWI in Charlotte, contact the Charlotte DWI lawyer of Burts Law, PLLC. 

Our Charlotte Criminal Defense attorney is available 24/7. Call (888) 314-7127 for a consultation

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Charlotte Office:

2520 Sardis Road North

Suite 112

Charlotte, NC 28227

Newton/Hickory Office:

22 South Main Avenue

Second Floor

Newton, NC 28658