Defendant had a head-on collision with injuries to both parties. He was given field sobriety tests on the scene of the collision and did not perform well on those tests with the exception of the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test where he showed no signs of impairment from any central nervous system depressant. He admitted…

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Defendant charged with Level 2 DWI with one prior within 7 years. Was facing a potential sentence of 1 year in prison. Defendant attended a treatment program and really changed her life direction while the case was pending. We were able to get the judge to agree to accept the inpatient treatment as credit for…

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Drunk driving is never tolerated in any state. However, North Carolina deploys some of the harshest penalties for drunk drivers, including the Ignition Interlock Device (IID). From jail time to fines to penalties, you will certainly endure a lot as a punishment for breaking the law. However, one punishment many DWI offenders do not think about is…

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The breathalyzer, known as a breath-test device, is routinely used by law enforcement in North Carolina to determine if a motorist is under the influence. Law enforcement’s prevalent use of the device makes some defendants believe they cannot contest breathalyzer results. If a high BAC comes back, prosecutors use the breathalyzer’s evidence to prove the DWI charges…

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Sobriety checkpoints, often called DWI roadblocks, feel like an invasion of privacy. They are strategically set along main roads with one purpose: finding drunken drivers. At these checkpoints, all vehicles must stop, and law enforcement can assess if the driver is inebriated at the time. If the officer suspects that the driver has been drinking, they may…

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For law enforcement to pull your vehicle over, the law requires them to have reasonable suspicion that you violated the law in some way. When it comes to drinking and driving, the officer must have probable cause to rationalize a field sobriety check. While North Carolina used to have some of the strictest laws against drunken…

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You may or may not know the difference between a DWI and a DUI in North Carolina. Many of us know what the terms imply – “driving while impaired” and “driving under the influence” – but how are they different? And are the consequences the same across the state? North Carolina is home to strict…

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The drunk driving laws in North Carolina are strict and the fines and penalties are severe. In fact, even a Level 5 DWI arrest can have long-ranging negative effects that can change your life, and the lives and futures of your family and loved ones. In fact, getting convicted of a Level 5 DWI in…

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