Top 21 DUI / DWI Frequently Asked Questions
While serving the Wilmington Community since 2003, there are many common questions our firm receives about DUI / DWI Law. Below, you will find the 21 most common questions we receive accompanied with a brief straight-forward answer.
Remember, every single case is different and has its own unique set of facts. By calling our firm and sharing your facts, we can provide you with specific and detailed answers. The consultation is free and 100% confidential.
Most likely on a first conviction for DWI you will not go to jail unless there are multiple aggravating factors or grossly aggravating factors. It is important that you have counsel who helps mitigate your case. On the other hand, if you are convicted of a second dwi charge within a seven year period, you shall be sentenced to jail time. However, the legislature has come up with several options that may be accepted by the court in lieu of jail. It is important that you know the options available. We work with our clients with priors in recommending treatment options and continuous alcohol monitoring providers. These are two options that may help avoid jail time.
Yes, frequently people are charged after admitting to taking sleep medications, sedatives, and pain medications. Also people get charged who have taken illegal drugs. Often the state has a hard time in some cases proving that one was still impaired by something and what they are impaired by.