WILMINGTON, NC, October 19, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- A North Carolina driver facing a DWI charge, four months in prison, a one-year-license suspension and the costs and hassles associated with an ignition interlock device had the drunk driving charges dismissed at a pre-trial hearing. Wilmington DWI defense attorney Ryan Stump
persuaded the judge that the State's inability to move forward with the case was reason to drop the DWI charge.
In North Carolina v. S.T., our client had allegedly backed into a fence. His actions were observed by police who then stopped him on suspicion of impaired driving. He was subsequently arrested and charged with DWI
During a pre-trial hearing, the prosecution was unable to provide a witness to prove that police had in fact witnessed our client backing into the fence. Since this was the reason for the stop leading to the DWI charge, the state could not proceed without this witness. The prosecution requested a continuance, essentially postponing the hearing to a later date, but the judge refused to grant it. DWI defense attorney Ryan Stump was able to convince the judge that it would be more appropriate to dismiss the charges against our client than to let the State drag the case out into the future.
Through his knowledge of DWI law and experience in the courtroom, Stump was able to give our client a second chance, free from a DWI on his record and facing no DWI penalties
. Fighting DWI charges, including the reason for the stop, and forcing the State to bear the burden of proving its case has meant many successful results for Roberts Law Group, PLLC, on behalf of clients accused of drunk driving in North Carolina.
If you have been charged with DWI in North Carolina, the Wilmington driving while impaired defense attorneys at Roberts Law Group, PLLC, can help you fight the charges you face and work toward minimizing the potential consequences. To schedule a free, same-day consultation with a Wilmington DWI defense lawyer, call our law firm at 800-547-2016.
DISCLAIMER: The cases, facts and outcomes discussed in this press release are illustrative of the matters handled by the firm. Actual case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case. Not all of the firm's case results are included on this site. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or law firm's past results because prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
For more information about Roberts Law Group, PLLC,
please visit our criminal defense website and criminal defense blog. Ryan Stump
is a criminal defense attorney who defends against sex crime charges, DWI charges and abuse charges, among others in New Hanover County. To contact criminal lawyer Ryan Stump, please contact the law firm or call 800-547-2016 for a free consultation. Roberts Law Group, PLLC, can also be followed on Facebook at facebook.com/nc.criminal.defense.
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