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Getting a DWI (Driving While Impaired) doesn't make you a bad person, but it can make you feel like one. Add to that the confusion and difficulty of what to do when you've been charged and you can end up feeling helpless and hopeless. You need an experienced North Carolina DWI lawyer to help you navigate the complex North Carolina laws and find inconsistencies and weaknesses in the case against you to get you the best possible outcome for your situation. A DWI or DUI conviction can result in jail time, losing your driver's license, fines and increased insurance premiums.  A transportation hardship can cause employment problems which could further financial impacts.  With so much at stake, you can't afford to take a chance with the courts without a qualified attorney protecting your interests and looking out for your rights.  I can defend you against all manner of DUI/DWI charges including but not limited to:

  • Misdemeanor DUI
  • Felony DUI
  • Habitual DWI
  • Federal DUI
  • Cherokee Tribal Court DWI
  • Drug Related DWI (including marijuana)

A DWI is one of the most common criminal offenses and North Carolina has some of the toughest DWI laws in the country. Following your arrest, the most important thing you can do is call a knowledgeable local defense attorney to gather evidence and interview witnesses.  Failing to do so can worsen an already bad situation. A DWI has the potential to cost you enormous amounts of money, land you in jail, cause you to lose your license for one year or more, and go on your permanent record. I will go over all the details of your arrest including the police report, video evidence and any medical records.  Building a strong case also means understanding how you are being impacted by the pending charges so that I can advise you in planning a course of action to restore your driving privileges and even connect you with treatment resources if necessary.  I will build the best possible case with compassion and fight for your rights.  Call the Asheville Law Office of James Rice, Jr. for a consultation.


The Office of James O. Rice, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law is committed to answering your questions about Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability law issues in Western North Carolina.

We offer a free consultation and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

James O. Rice, Jr., Attorney at Law
1944 Hendersonville Road, C-1
Asheville, NC 28803