Posts Tagged ‘DWI’
What happens If I get charged with a DWI in North Carolina?
If you are charged as a result of a traffic stop and the officer suspects impairment from alcohol, you will likely be taken to a police department or downtown Raleigh for a chemical test of your breath.Read More
What’s an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?
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…Read More
Can a Defendant Contest Breathalyzer Results?
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…Read More
Are DWI Roadblocks in North Carolina a Violation of Motorist Rights?
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…Read More
Reasonable Suspicion: What is it and How Does It Affect My DWI Case?
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…Read More
DWI and DUI in North Carolina: What’s the Difference?
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…Read More
Raleigh DWI Defense
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…Read More
The Consequences of DWI in North Carolina
There is nothing good that comes out of driving while intoxicated. You may have heard or may have even told yourself some of the common phrases adults use in order to justify getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol: A cold shower will sober me up. I’ll have a few cups of strong coffee and…Read More
Don’t Get Caught At A Sobriety Checkpoint These Holidays
There are statistics that have shown that the number of fatalities as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol during the Thanksgiving holidays is second highest. Only New Year’s Eve tops it. In fact, the eve of Thanksgiving is often referred to as “Black Out Wednesday” since it is one of the busiest…Read More
How to Beat a Sobriety Check Point
Many driving under the influence charges seem to result from a driver having to go through an unexpected roadblock after a night of casual drinks. While a sobriety checkpoint is a horrible inconvenience to begin with, later it can turn out to be your best asset if you have to go through a defense process.…Read More