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North Dakota DUI and DWI
In North Dakota, driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are crimes to be taken seriously. Your job, car insurance, education, and personal freedoms may suffer long-lasting negative consequences stemming from a DWI conviction. Jail, fines, suspensions, and revocations of driving privileges are likely to occur. A potential drunk driving conviction is not something to take lightly, whether you are a first-time or multiple offender.
How Can a DUI Attorney Help Me Keep My License?
Most drivers in North Dakota suspected of DUIs are primarily concerned with the loss of their drivers’ licenses. Pairing with a local North Dakota DWI lawyer is the ideal way to protect your driving privileges and freedoms. Local lawyers can represent you if:
- You are accused of driving while intoxicated
- You are arrested for a DUI and want to keep your driver’s license after arrest
- You have local administrative hearings before the state motor vehicle division because you failed your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test
- You have hearings in state court because you refused to take a BAC test when requested by law enforcement
- You refuse to take a BAC test at a hospital or law enforcement location
What Can North Dakota Police Do When They Stop Me?
The strict drunk driving laws in place in North Dakota make it easy for police to make traffic stops on its roadways. Police can pull over drivers based upon “reasonable articulable suspicion” that a driver has committed the crime of drunk driving. The officer can ask the driver questions, evaluate him, observe him, and even ask him to take field sobriety and chemical tests. A lot can happen before a driver is advised of basic constitutional rights. Very few drivers in North Dakota realize they can refuse to answer police questions, calmly and patiently stay in their cars, remain silent, and inform the officer to arrest them or let them leave.
Contact a Local DWI Lawyer Today
DUI lawyers possess the legal acumen, procedural knowledge, reputation, and training to present winning defenses for clients just like you. They focus on flaws in police testing equipment and methods to defend your driving privileges, personal records, and freedoms. Call today to talk with a DWI lawyer in North Dakota at 877-913-7222.