Dedicated Criminal Defense
In Gastonia Since 1996
Criminal Defense
Nothing Is More Important Than Your Freedom.
A Clean Record Is A Beautiful Thing.
Traffic Violations Are Serious. Don’t Underestimate Them.
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Gastonia DWI Attorney

I am Brent D. Ratchford, a Gastonia attorney for DWI and traffic violations who has represented hundreds of clients from North Carolina and from other states. Whether you are a local resident or you are simply traveling through on your way to Atlanta or Greensville, you can count on my law firm for skilled advice.

I handle a wide array of criminal law and traffic law matters, including:

  • DWI/drunk driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Expired registration or license
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Failure to signal when changing lanes

You should never underestimate how serious traffic violations can be. Too many points on your record can mean losing your driver’s license, paying very high insurance costs and more. As your lawyer, I will work diligently on your behalf to get the charges you face reduced or dismissed.

My Four-Step Course Of Action

I take a detail-oriented approach to traffic violation defense matters:

  • First, I will interview you to obtain as much information as possible about the circumstances of the moving violation.
  • Second, I will examine every aspect of your case to see if the police officer violated standard procedures or failed to perform his or her duties as required.
  • Third, I will explore every scenario to determine your best course of action.
  • Fourth, I will attend your trial to question those testifying against you and fully defend your rights.

Contact My Gastonia Firm Today

I have more than 15 years of experience representing clients in North Carolina traffic courts. Contact my law firm by email or at 704-215-4493 for a free initial consultation. I stand prepared to do all I can to minimize the negative effects of a drunk driving charge or traffic violation on your life.