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Understanding DWI Tests
in North Carolina
Our Raleigh DWI Lawyer Is Here for You
Did you know that there are two different DWI tests that you may be subjected to during a DWI investigation and arrest? It’s important to understand these tests and how they can potentially be used against you in court. If you are facing DWI charges, call our Raleigh DWI lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. With extensive experience handling DWI cases in North Carolina, Attorney Chris Floyd offers the aggressive advocacy you are looking for.
The Two Types of DWI Tests
In North Carolina, there are two DWI tests that you may be subjected to: The preliminary breath test and the official state test. The preliminary breath test, also known as the roadside breath test, occurs during a DWI investigation or stop while the official state test occurs at the police station after you have been arrested for a DWI. There are a lot of misconceptions about these tests, especially the preliminary breath test. Knowing your rights about these tests are crucial.
Important things to remember about the preliminary breath test include:
- This test is not required but a refusal may still be used against you in court
- Your results of this test can also be used against you in court
- Refusal of the preliminary breath test does not affect your driver’s license
Typically, the results of a preliminary breath test are not the deciding factor for whether or not you will be arrested. Generally speaking, if you are asked to submit to the preliminary breath test, it is likely that you will be arrested.
Call Us to Learn More About DWI Tests
Dealing with DWI charges can be overwhelming and having an experienced DWI lawyer in your corner can help you feel more confident in the courtroom. Our DWI test lawyer in Raleigh can help you understand the charges brought against you and how your preliminary breath test and the official state test can affect the outcome of your case. To schedule a free consultation, call our offices today. Our lawyer has the knowledge and experience you are looking for.
Do you have questions about your DWI test? Call Floyd Law Offices at (919) 805-3663
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