DWI Charges


Practice Area: DWI

Raleigh DWI Lawyers

Brad Polk with Client

Brad Polk with Client

Facing a charge of Driving While Impaired (DWI) in Raleigh NC is a confusing and complicated experience. When charged, your drivers license is automatically revoked for 30 days. If convicted of a DWI, you may face additional temporary or permanent license revocations. Convictions can also result in further court-ordered punishment such as fines, probation, and active prison time. Determining DWI penalties in North Carolina, and particularly in Wake County, is a complex process. If you are charged with a DWI, Tarlton | Polk attorneys will help you navigate this process to ensure the best outcome for your case.

As Raleigh DWI Lawyers, Brad and Raymond use the extensive training and courtroom experience they received as prosecutors to achieve dismissals and acquittals for their clients. Whether you have just been charged with your first DWI, or you are facing serious felony charges as a result of a DWI, Tarlton | Polk attorneys are experienced litigators you need on your side.

DWI Attorney Wake County

Brad has personally tried over 500 DWI cases in Wake County District Court. He has also argued DWI cases that were appealed to Superior Court. In addition to the knowledge that comes from litigating so many cases, Brad has also received extensive training from several state agencies responsible for the detection of impaired drivers. In 2009, Brad attended a regional DWI course for law enforcement officers and prosecutors sponsored by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program. As part of this training, Brad worked side-by-side with law enforcement personnel who further educated him on the cues used for DWI detection. He was trained using the same standardized field sobriety tests law enforcement agencies use during their investigations.

Brad has also worked with the State of North Carolina’s Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services that developed the instrumentation used to measure a suspect’s breath alcohol level. Currently, North Carolina uses the Intox EC/IR II to measure breath alcohol. Brad received individual training on the absorption, distribution, and elimination of alcohol in the body as well as on the scientific principles behind the EC/IR II.

If you have been charged with a DWI, contact Tarlton | Polk today. Brad’s extensive experience working with DWI cases gives him the tools needed to protect your reputation and driving record.