Being charged with or arrested for a crime is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can face. Whether it’s for Driving While Impaired or some other offense, if you are arrested, you will handcuffed. You will be taken to the police station. You will be put under some kind of a bond before being released from custody. You will wish it had never happened.

One of the most important things you can do in this situation is to hire a lawyer. Some people think they do not need an attorney if they are innocent. In reality, the exact opposite is true. Innocent people need lawyers just as much as guilty ones do, if not more. After you have been charged, do not speak to anyone other than your lawyer about the circumstances of your case. Your lawyer will make the decision as to whether you should “tell your side” to police or at trial. It is virtually never a good idea to speak to anyone about your case without your lawyer present.

Coan and Farris PC has many years of experience in handling all kinds of criminal and traffic cases, including DWI (DUI), Driving While License Revoked, speeding tickets and many other types of criminal or traffic cases. Please call for your consultation today. We serve clients in Mecklenburg County, NC, Union County, NC, Monroe, NC, Matthews, NC and Charlotte, NC and all surrounding areas.

Richard Farris
Attorney at Law