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DWI Services

Being arrested for a Driving While Impaired (DWI) can be expensive, lengthy and a confusing time for many people. Christopher Roberts, LCSW, LCAS can help you through the process of your DWI.  He has professional relationships with local attorneys, judges, probation and treatment facilities. He understands the legal process and will assist you in any way needed. 

Chris has helped hundreds of clients restore their driving privileges and complete treatment. He is experienced, compassionate, professional and confidential. Chris is certified by the State of North Carolina to provide Pre-Trial and Post-Trial Assessments, as well as DWI Treatment.  Chris will work with your attorney to help you.

If you received a DWI in North Carolina but live in another state, Chris can also assist you. For Out of State DWI services, click here:  Out-Of State DWI.

If you would like assistance with a DWI, please call the office at 252-473-4727.

Frequently Asked Questions for DWI Services:

What do I need to bring to the assessment?

In order to complete a DWI Assessment you will have to bring:

  •    Copy of the ticket

  •    BAC report

  •    A copy of your driving record.

If you do not have a copy of your ticket that may be obtained from the clerk of court in the county where you were arrested.  Your BAC report is usually included with your ticket. Drivers licensed in North Carolina can get a copy of their driving record.

If you have difficulty obtaining any of your records, please get in touch with me as I am happy to help.

How much is an assessment?

The cost of a North Carolina DWI Assessment is $100.  This fee was established by the State of NC.  The full fee is to be collected at the time of the assessment. Our office accepts cash, credit card, debit card and checks.

 

How long will the assessment take?

An assessment will take between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on how complicated your case is. After the assessment, you will leave our office with a DWI Assessment Recommendation. This will show exactly what you will need to complete to satisfy the DMV. North Carolina will not accept a recommendation of no classes.

At the assessment you will complete a standardized screening tool and meet with Chris for a clinical assessment. Chris will review your driving record and any collateral information.  The most appropriate level of care will be recommended.

 

Do I have to take classes?

Yes, anyone convicted of a DWI in the State of North Carolina is required to complete some level of Education or Treatment.

  • What is Education/ADETS? The Alcohol and Drug Education Traffic School is a 16 hour education program. The cost of this class is $160, set by the State of NC.
  • What is Treatment? NC Sets four progressive levels of treatment.
  • 1. Short-Term: 20-39 hours, lasting at least 30 days.
  • 2. Longer-Term: 40-89 hours, lasting at least 60 days.
  • 3. Day Treatment/ Intensive Outpatient Treatment: 90 hours, lasting at least 90 days.
  • 4. Inpatient Treatment: Inpatient stay including aftercare sessions, lasting at least 90 days.

What happens after I finish my Education or Treatment?

A completion E-508 form will be submitted by our office, allowing the DMV stop to be removed for this DWI conviction. We will notify you as soon as your paperwork is approved by the DMV, to help you get back on the road as soon as possible.

 

How do I schedule an assessment?

You can schedule an assessment by calling our office at 252-473-4727.

 

What if I live outside of North Carolina?

We will be happy to help you work through the process of your DWI where ever you live. We can link you with a provider in your home state which will meet North Carolina Statutes, saving you travel back to North Carolina. Call our office for an Out-Of-State packet to get the process started. Click here Out-Of State DWI.