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Posts Tagged ‘DWI’

What’s an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

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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Are DWI Roadblocks in North Carolina a Violation of Motorist Rights?

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

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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DWI and DUI in North Carolina: What’s the Difference?

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

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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Five Self-Tests to Help You Avoid a Raleigh DWI Ticket

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

Very few people get behind the wheel knowing that they’re too drunk to drive. Usually, people think they’re not impaired enough to get a DWI, simply because of the way alcohol affects the brain. You may feel fine or think that you haven’t had enough alcohol to be above the legal limit, but none of…

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Car of the Future May Literally Shut Down Drunk-Driving

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Imagine if every driver had to submit to a sobriety test before operating a vehicle. There’s a good chance it would put an end to drunk-driving in Raleigh altogether. Of course, that also leads to a whole lot of questions of legality. Can every single driver really be tested? Interestingly, the answer is, “yes,” but…

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Alcohol Paradox: Fatal Drunk-Driving Accidents Continue, Though DWI Decreases

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

The insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recently uncovered an interesting anomaly in their data. The agency has been tracking drunk-driving accidents in Raleigh, as well as throughout the rest of the country, and has been trying to uncover ways to reduce the number of alcohol-related fatalities. Despite their efforts, deadly collisions have remained…

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IIHS Reports Raleigh Sobriety Checkpoints Conducted Improperly

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

In Raleigh, sobriety checkpoints are already a major source of conflict. Arrests have been on the rise and the courts have been packed with cases as a result of the city’s DWI squad. This is largely the result of a massive federal grant, which has made more man-power and roadblocks available. Even still, the Insurance…

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Veterans Have Higher Rates of DWI and Other Traffic Offenses

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

For many years, the battles our veterans face outside the warzone had been swept under the rug, Even now, we’re just starting to understand how much individuals are impacted. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects a huge number of servicemen, though pinning down an exact amount is difficult,…

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Raleigh Sobriety Checkpoint Nabbed Dozens More Last Weekend

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

Whether you agree or disagree with the concept, there’s no question that Raleigh’s sobriety checkpoints are effective. In a recent interview, the Wake County District Attorney said that the county expects to handle about 6,000 DWI charges this year.  Overall the number of DWI arrests in Wake County may increase as much as 30% over…

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Wake County Courts Are Flooded with Raleigh DWI Cases

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According to a WNCN News report, there were 2,843 Raleigh DWI arrests between January 1, 2014 and the end of November. For comparison, there were only 1,781 arrests during the same timeframe during the prior year. This makes for a 60% increase in drunk-driving arrests in a single year. At the same time, Wake County…

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