If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), you could be facing various criminal and civil penalties, including prison or jail time, substantial fines and loss of your driving privileges. With so much at stake, drunk driving charges are not something that you want to handle on your own.

The Buncombe County DUI/DWI Attorney Mark R. Melrose, former senior partner of Melrose, Seago & Lay, P.A., has handled thousands of DWI cases. We know how to build a strong defense to help you avoid the damaging consequences of a conviction. Whether this is your first DWI or your third, we encourage you to call us at (800) 222-2430 for a free consultation.

Protecting Your Finances and Your Freedom

From the moment we take on your DWI case, we start building a strong defense. First, we will review your arrest records, Breathalyzer test results and any video taken of the stop. We will also interview witnesses while their recollection of the event is still fresh. We will explore all possible defenses, including improper stop, illegal search and seizure, inaccurate blood alcohol testing and more. We know how to poke holes in the prosecution's case against you and get your charges reduced or dropped.

At the same time, we will fight to help you keep your driving privileges. We will counsel you on steps that you can take such as an alcohol assessment or alcohol treatment to increase the chances that your driver's license will be reinstated. We may also be able to help you obtain a pretrial privilege that allows you to drive to work and school.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Asheville Misdemeanor Attorney

When your finances and freedom are at stake, you need an experienced lawyer by your side. To schedule a free consultation with Mark R. Melrose, call (800) 222-2430. You may also contact us online. We have three locations in North Carolina to better serve you: Asheville, Waynesville and Sylva.

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