From DWIs and drug offenses to traffic violations like driving with a revoked or suspended license, you could be facing harsh penalties, fines, or even time in jail. To ensure you are given the best result possible in your case, contact my firm — Rodrick A. Rouse, Attorney at Law — today to schedule a free consultation.
Before law school even began, I knew I wanted to be a criminal defense attorney. I have always wanted to be the person to help those that may feel like they can’t help themselves, or cannot afford to. As a result, I strive to make this process as financially efficient for you as possible. If you’ve been charged with a crime in High Point, North Carolina, you likely need a strong advocate on your side, and I can be just that. Reach out to my office today for affordable, honest advocacy for when you need it most.
It is human nature to make predispositions about others. As a result, the police officer that arrested you or any other member of authority may automatically assume you are guilty. When they ask you bias questions, they can be setting you up to fail and hurt your case, whether you’re guilty or not.
Drivers in North Carolina are required to carry car insurance and liability coverage. If you’re charged with a DWI, the insurance companies will see you as a risk and may charge much higher premiums.
A first DWI conviction in North Carolina will result in you having your license revoked for one year. However, if you get a second DWI within three years of your first, it can be revoked for four years.
After your DWI conviction, you may have the opportunity to have your license reinstated. This process can be fairly difficult and requires a DWI Assessment and a class to help you through recovery.
Just because you have been charged doesn’t mean you are guilty. It will be the prosecution’s responsibility to gather the evidence against you, and it will be my job to gather the evidence that puts you in a better light.
Whatever authorities may try to say, you don’t have to (and shouldn’t) say anything to anyone about the crime you have been accused of, not even close family members or other people that you highly trust and care for.
If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts can appoint you one. I understand money might not come easily, so I offer free consultations so you don’t have to risk spending money on an attorney that you may not end up working with.
Some attorneys, after you’ve hired them, may give you false hope and say you will be able to avoid jail time — when you actually may not — just so they can charge you. I will be straightforward with you and your future regarding this case. If I believe jail time is unavoidable, I will still work diligently with you to ensure your rights are protected throughout the process.