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Helping Young Drivers Overcome Drunk Driving Charges
At the Law Office of Matthew J. Davenport, we help drivers under 21 resolve underage DWI/DUI charges. If you have been arrested for drinking and driving before your 21st birthday, contact our Greenville office to learn how you can benefit from the representation of a skilled defense lawyer.
Call 866-346-2985 today. The sooner you get a lawyer on your side, the better your chances of getting a positive outcome.
North Carolina Has a Zero Tolerance Policy for Underage DWI
For a driver under 21, any measurable blood alcohol concentration (BAC) can lead to a conviction on what's known as provisional DWI. Unlike other states, where .02 percent is the minimum alcohol level to support a conviction, North Carolina law allows a provisional DWI charge to proceed on any evidence of drinking while driving. Even an arresting officer's description of the smell of alcohol, slurred speech and other characteristics of intoxication can support a conviction.
Greenville underage DWI attorney Matt Davenport represents many youthful DWI and provisional DWI defendants, and knows how to develop and present an effective defense. Especially for first offenders, there are many ways to avoid the consequences of a conviction, which include a one-year license suspension.
Our Proactive Approach Makes the Difference
As a former prosecutor who trained police officers and district attorneys about DWI procedures and trial practice, Matt Davenport has a thorough understanding of what it takes to make a DWI case stick and what you have to do to defeat it. In underage DWI/DUI cases, the best approach will often be to demonstrate that you have learned from the experience of a drunk driving arrest.
Our law firm can show you exactly what to do to protect your driver's license, your criminal record and your academic standing if you have been arrested for provisional DWI or minor in possession of alcohol.
Contact a Pitt County Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation
To learn more about our approach to protecting young drivers who face drunk driving charges, call 866-346-2985 or send us an email. Based in Greenville, we help people in Pitt County and throughout the state.