Raleigh DWI Lawyer Collin Cook Identified as One of the Top DWI Attorneys in North Carolina by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD)

Raleigh DWI lawyer Collin Cook recently became a member of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), LLC, an organization that awards the nation’s best private Driving Under the Influence (DUI) attorneys.

NAFDD identifies the top criminal defense attorneys in each state based upon their experience, reputation, and achievements, among other factors. Those who are selected spend a significant portion of their practice representing individuals accused of DUI offenses (sometimes called DWI, DWII, OUI, OVI, OWI or OUII).

DWI law is a highly specialized field. Effective Raleigh DWI lawyers navigate through many complex legal issues, including the lawfulness of stops, detentions, and arrests; the reliability of field sobriety tests; the accuracy of breath and blood testing methods, including retrograde extrapolations; and driver license ramifications and administrative hearings. The attorneys selected by NAFDD have distinguished themselves by demonstrating particularized knowledge, skill, experience, and expertise in each of these areas, among others.

NAFDD’s selection criteria are driven by a number of considerations. To meet minimum eligibility requirements, an attorney (1) must be licensed and in good standing with his or her state bar organization, (2) must be in private practice, (3) has to have practiced DWI law for at least seven years, and (4) must devote a significant portion of his or her practice to DWI defense. Additional factors include:

  • Total length of time the attorney has been practicing criminal law
  • Number of DWI clients the attorney has represented
  • Jury trial experience
  • Bench trial experience
  • DWI case results
  • Formal DWI training
  • DWI publications
  • DWI presentations
  • Available peer reviews
  • Available client reviews
  • DWI-related achievements and/or awards
  • History of ethical disciplinary actions

For more information about the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD) and specific selection criteria for top DUI attorneys, visit www.nafdd.org.

The National Advocacy for DUI Defense understands that there is no easy way to separate an accomplished Raleigh DWI lawyer from the less experienced. By recognizing the best DWI lawyers in each state and across the nation, NAFDD validates professional excellence in the legal community. Its statewide selections serve as a valuable resource for clients looking for experienced and competent Raleigh DWI lawyers.