Last week, the Wake County District Attorney’s Office dismissed a total of 175 cases, including 104 DWI cases, after the investigating officer gave false testimony in at least three prior cases. Now, the video has been released for one of those cases, and the video clearly contradicted the officer’s testimony. In court, the officer testified that the suspect refused to take the breathalyzer test, that she did not ask for a witness to be present, and that she did not try to call anyone to ask them to be a witness. All of these statements were false statements.
Always remember that whenever you are charged with Driving While Impaired in North Carolina, you are presumed to be not guilty, and the State has the burden of proof to prove that you are guilty. Your rights for any DWI case include, but are not limited to the following:
1. You have the right to either take or refuse a breathalyzer test.
2. You also have the right to call a witness and have that witness present to watch you take the test.
A conviction for Driving While Impaired in North Carolina carries serious penalties and consequences. If you are charged with Driving While Impaired in Forsyth County or one of the surrounding counties, please call our office at (336) 725-6559 to speak with an experienced and aggressive Winston-Salem DWI attorney.