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If you’ve been charged with a DWI in Durham, you’ll need an experienced Durham DWI lawyer to fight for you, both in and out of court. Some factors to consider in choosing a lawyer to represent you through this process:

  • Does the attorney actually take cases to trial, or just collect fees and recommend a guilty plea once the fees are collected?
  • Does the attorney have the knowledge and experience to identify and litigate the issues that are unique to Driving While Impaired charges?
  • Does the attorney have a decade or more of experience litigating complex issues on behalf of the accused?
  • Is the attorney familiar with the unique sentencing criteria for DWI cases in North Carolina, so that you’ll have solid advice throughout the process and be in the best possible position if you are ultimately convicted of a DWI?

Not every Durham DWI lawyer is the same.  We take pride in the personalized level of service that we provide in every case, and we also bring a commitment to fierce advocacy to every case that is difficult to find.  We don’t shy away from a fight, and we have the depth of experience with the specific issues that arise in North Carolina DWI cases.  If there is a legal issue that can be argued in a Driving While Impaired case under North Carolina state law or on constitutional grounds, odds are we have litigated the issue and have an arsenal of current research on hand to support a vigorous defense on that topic.

We are trial lawyers by training, but we also provide a holistic approach to criminal defense.  Our goal is to ensure that, while we leave no stone unturned in identifying any available legal defenses to your DWI charge, you are also prepared for the possibility of an adverse judgment.  We will review your record, consult with you in detail about the facts of your case and your life circumstances and your own priorities, and make specific recommendations to you with respect to steps you can take to put yourself in the best position possible as we work to resolve your case.


Durham DWI lawyer Ben Hiltzheimer is a criminal defense attorney in Durham, North Carolina, who represents individuals charged with DWIs and the full spectrum of misdemeanors and felonies. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation at (919) 899-9404.

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Ben is an experienced trial lawyer who earned his law degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was trained in trial practice at the nation’s preeminent Public Defender agency, the federally funded Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, described by United States Attorney General Eric Holder as “the best public defender office in the country.”

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