Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Alcohol Offenses Attorney
Conviction of an alcohol-related crime can lead to fines, a permanent criminal record and even jail. In the past, people arrested for alcohol-related offenses could have their arrests and convictions dismissed through a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). In recent years, however, more and more employers have come to view DPAs as equivalent to convictions and may not hire job candidates because of them. At the Law Office of Barry T. Winston, we try to minimize the charges or sentence against our clients by working with prosecutors on alternatives to the jail time, enormous fines and permanent criminal records they might otherwise face. While each case is different, if your driving and criminal records are both relatively clean, we can often have the charges and sentence against you reduced.
If you’ve been arrested on an alcohol-related offense, contact criminal defense lawyer Barry T. Winston today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case and the options available to you.
By law, you are only required to show proof of identification if you are stopped while operating a motor vehicle. If you are not operating a motor vehicle and an officer asks you to provide proof of identification, you are not required to do so. If you are arrested, you can take legal action against the police for violating your rights.
Arrested for an Alcohol-Related Crime?
The Law Office of Barry T. Winston represents people arrested for alcohol-related crimes such as:
Parties and Arrests for Underage Drinking
When police arrive at a house party or at a fraternity, they often make arrests for underage drinking. They may arrest people who they perceive as being in a position of authority even through the person(s) in question may have had nothing to do with the serving or presence of alcohol. As your attorney, Barry T. Winston challenges claims on the part of arresting officers who may have been more interested in shutting down a party than in sorting out the truth. In many cases, Mr. Winston can have the charges or sentence against you reduced in exchange for increased community service or enrollment in an alcohol abuse program.
Contact Criminal Defense Lawyer Barry T. Winston Today
A conviction on an alcohol-related crime can complicate your life and interfere with your future in ways people don’t always anticipate. If you’ve been arrested on an alcohol offense, contact criminal defense attorney Barry T. Winston today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you.