Charged With DWI? We Can Help.
Whether you were stopped for driving while impaired (DWI) for the first time ever, or you are charged with repeat drunk driving, or you caused a car accident while allegedly under the influence — you have rights that must be protected.
The Law Office of Michael D. Cleaves, PLLC, brings a 15-year track record of success to defending clients’ rights in Statesville and throughout Iredell, Davie and Alexander counties. Attorney Michael D. Cleaves defends against DWI, also referred to as DUI (driving under the influence), and all related charges in North Carolina.
Careful Review Of The DWI Charge
As your lawyer, Michael D. Cleaves will begin by listening carefully to your account of your DWI arrest, field sobriety test, breath testing and any dubious police procedure that could discredit law enforcement. He is well-aware of the many ways that a drunk driving stop can go wrong — due to bad weather, hazardous roads, a motor vehicle malfunction, pre-existing medical condition or any factor that could cause police to confuse erratic driving with drunk driving.
Furthermore, the evidence in drunk driving cases should not be taken at face value. Do not assume that because you blew over the legal limit you are guilty. That is not the case. Breath test machines are not perfect. If they are not properly calibrated, poorly maintained or used incorrectly, they can produce inaccurate results. Michael D. Cleaves knows what to look for to find weaknesses in the evidence or case against you.
Working Hard To Restore Your Future
Our accomplished criminal law firm recognizes how important your driver’s license is to you in today’s highly mobile society. We skillfully negotiate with prosecutors to increase the chances that your charges could be reduced or dismissed. If a trial is needed, you can depend on Michael D. Cleaves to use every fact that supports your side of the story. His investigative prowess, thorough case preparation and persuasive presentations before judge and jury are matters of public record.