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Posts Tagged ‘sobriety checkpoint’

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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How to Beat a Sobriety Check Point

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

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.…

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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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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

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

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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Are Raleigh’s Sobriety Checkpoints Effective at Curbing DWI Incidents?

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

The topic of sobriety checkpoints in Raleigh is always a heated one. On one hand, proponents of them conclude that they help keep drunk drivers off the road. On the other hand, those against them claim they are ineffective and often argue that they’re intrusive, or area violation of their rights. Scope of the Problem…

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Tips for Getting Through Sobriety Checkpoints

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

Cities like Raleigh, North Carolina set up sobriety checkpoints along the highways and at major traffic centers to catch individuals driving under the influence of alcohol. Police officers rotate the locations weekly in an attempt to discourage drinking and driving and will stop drivers in a pattern. If stopped, you are required to take a…

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