DWI/DUI

Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, has been helping residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, and surrounding communities deal with DWI/DUI charges for more than 50 years. In 1988 John G. Plumides created DWI case law in State of North Carolina v. Walter Earl Ferguson, Jr. , Court of Appeals of North Carolina, 90 N.C. App. 513; 369 S.E.2d 378; 1988 N.C. App. LEXIS 620. This case establish the defendant's constitutional right to have access to witnesses during critical stages of arrest processing, including, but not limited to, the Breathalyzer test.

Greg Plumides has helped many people avoid the harshest of punishments and has had many clients exonerated of all charges. He has been representing defendants for over 16 years and has also taught DWI law to other lawyers through a Continuing Legal Education course.

"Greg Plumides represented me in my case. I was completely blown away at how patient he was regarding the strategy we took. Greg always knew what to do and when to do it. When it came time for court he was properly prepared and we won our case when everybody was telling me there was no way I was going to win. I would recommend Greg and Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC to anyone."
- Stuart

Additionally, criminal defense attorney John Cacheris serves on the 4th Circuit judicial conference as well as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. His numerous awards and honors for his work includes the 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Criminal Law.

Contact us today for consultation. After hours, you can call Mr. Plumides at . Whether you have been arrested for drunk driving, driving while under the influence of drugs, boating while intoxicated, or having an open container of alcohol in your vehicle, our knowledge of North Carolina DWI laws and experience in handling these types of cases can work to your advantage.

North Carolina drunk driving laws are some of the toughest in the nation. Don't mess around - get an attorney who knows what he's doing so you can go to court prepared and ready to defend yourself.

DWI/DUI penalties can be severe, including:

  • Mandatory 30-day revocation of your driver's license
    • If you have no prior convictions, we can help you petition for a limited driver's privilege, which would allow you to drive to work and back during the final 20 days of your mandatory 30-day revocation.
  • Up to three years in jail. Even first offenses may result in an active sentence.
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device for drivers convicted of having BAC level of .15 or above.

In addition, if any aggravating circumstances are involved such as prior DWI convictions, minor children in the car, accidents involving serious injuries and other factors, the penalty can skyrocket.

Once convicted, the conviction stays on your record forever. A drunk driving conviction can never be removed from your record. Only a dismissal or a not guilty verdict may be removed from your record by process of expungement. In North Carolina, you are entitled to expungement once in your lifetime. Many people who have been charged with DWI and had the charge dismissed or have been found not guilty choose to have their charge and arrest expunged. Our defense attorney can assist you with the expungement process so you can erase the public record of your embarrassing arrest and charge.

Contact us for consultation. Together, we will analyze your situation, discuss your options and plan a strategy.