Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
The Chetson Firm, a Raleigh criminal defense lawyer, announced the publication today of the 2012 edition of its e-book on North Carolina drunk driving laws, including recent changes to DWI laws in North Carolina and updated sections on potential defenses to drunk driving charges.
The book, now in its second edition, includes information on 2011 changes to North Carolina's DWI laws, including increases in punishment levels that can lead to up to three years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines for a misdemeanor DWI conviction in North Carolina.
The book includes explanations of various legal concepts relevant to DWI law, including reasonable suspicion, probable cause, North Carolina's implied consent laws, and ways to mitigate and reduce possible punishment levels if found guilty.
"North Carolina's DWI laws are among the harshest in the nation," said Damon Chetson, who is a Raleigh criminal lawyer. "Most people don't understand just how serious a DWI charge is until they've been arrested."
Mr. Chetson, who represents people charged with DWIs in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, and throughout Wake County, explains that the book is written in easy-to-understand prose and is designed to explain complex and confusing concepts to a general audience.
"There are plenty of DWI guidebooks for practicing lawyers. But there are very few books that explain North Carolina DWI law to a lay audience," adds Mr. Chetson, who has successfully defended people charged with Raleigh DWI offenses. "This book is not mean to replace the advice of a professional DWI lawyer."
"Someone charged with a DWI should either hire a good, aggressive DWI lawyer, or, if they can't afford to hire a lawyer, request that the court appoint them a lawyer," said Mr. Chetson. "This is not something to learn on your own."
A North Carolina DWI can lead to a suspension of driving privileges, fines, community service, a substance abuse assessment and treatment, increased insurance rates, and possibly jail time.
Each year thousands of people are charged with DWIs in Wake County, and throughout North Carolina.
Disclaimer: While The Chetson Firm works hard to achieve the best possible results in every case it handles, no outcome can be guaranteed. Past results do not guarantee future results. Each case is different. If you are facing a criminal investigation or arrest, seek the immediate assistance of a criminal lawyer licensed in your state. The Chetson Firm's lawyers are licensed to practice in the state courts of North Carolina and in the federal courts of the Eastern District of North Carolina.