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Driving while intoxicated (DWI), which is sometimes referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious charge.  (.08 is the maximum legal level of blood alcohol content (BAC) for drivers in North Carolina.)  If you are faced with a DWI charge or driving with a suspended or revoked license (DWRL) charge in Cleveland County, Gaston County, or Lincoln County, North Carolina, call on leading area law attorney, Colin McWhirter, PA for help.  Colin McWhirter will aggressively protect your legal rights if you are facing a DWI charge, including contesting the legality of the charge itself, challenging the technical aspects of the field sobriety testing procedure, or addressing other imporant mitagating facts in the case that contribute to a formidable defense.  An expert negotiator, experienced court room defender and strategic legal tactician, Colin McWhirter will work to protect to your reputation and strive to obtain the best possible outcome on your behalf.



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  • Experienced Court Room Defender
  • Effective​ Litigator
  • Pro-Active Advocate
  • Skilled Negotiator
  • Caring & Reliable
  • Reasonably Priced

   Colin McWhirter, Public Attorney - Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Defender


  • Driving under the influence (DUI), or driving while impaired (DWI), is the crime or offense of operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs (including recreational drugs and those prescribed by physicians), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely.

  • For drivers suspected of drug-impaired driving, tests are typically performed, including a breath alcohol test, interview with arresting officer (who notes slurred speech, alcohol on breath, etc.), evaluation of the eyes, field sobriety  and coordination tests, vital signs, dark room examinations, evaluation of muscle tone, search for Injection sites (for injection of heroin or other drugs), interrogation of the suspect, a toxicological examination or other tests.

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