Stokes County, NC DWI Attorney

If you have been arrested for DWI in Stokes County, you need an experienced and successful DWI attorney. We have successfully defended DWI charges for more than 22 years.

Important Questions to Consider When Charged with a DWI

“My License was seized by the police – Is my license suspended? Do I have to wait a 30-day period in order to drive? Am I eligible for a pre-trial driving privilege? Can I drive to my place of work? Can I drop my kids off at school? If I’m convicted, will I lose the right to drive for a year?”

These are some of the questions we are asked by DWI clients. Considering that every case is different, you will need the right information based on the facts of your case.

Is DWI in NC a Misdemeanor or Felony?

A DWI is most often a misdemeanor charge in North Carolina. Felony level DWI charges will be filed if a driver has 3 or more DWI convictions within 10 years of a new DWI charge OR the DWI results in a serious injury or death to another person. The penalties for felony level DWI include significant prison sentences.

Can I Be Charged with DWI if I Didn’t Drink Alcohol?

YES! In North Carolina, Driving While Impaired can occur after using illegal substances OR legally prescribed medications. In addition to alcohol, impairing substances include:

  1. Marijuana
  2. Benzodiazepines (Sedatives)
    • Xanax
    • Klonopin
    • Valium
    • Ativan
    • Restoril
  3. Sleep Medicines
    • Ambien
    • Lunesta
  4. Pain Control Medications
    • Hydrocodone
    • Oxycodone
    • Morphine
    • Codeine
    • Fentanyl
  5. Stimulants
    • Xanax
    • Methamphetamine
    • Prescription Adderall
  6. Cold or Flu Medications
    • Xanax
    • Some Cough Medicines
    • Antihistamines
    • Decongestants



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Stokes County, NC Courthouse

The Stokes County Courthouse is located in Danbury, NC on Hwy 89 – 1012 Main Street.

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