DUI

Will a DUI conviction affect your child custody terms?

Like most North Carolina fathers, your children are the most important part of your life. Since you and your wife divorced, you may have to make extra effort in order to see your children as much as you can, and the situation may not always feel ideal. However, you...

DUI crash injures 2 pedestrians

The holidays typically see a rise in DUI-related accidents and arrests. While many consider the holiday season to start with Thanksgiving and continue through to the New Year, Halloween is also a holiday where a driver operating a vehicle under the influence of...

Were you charged with underage DUI in college?

When you stepped onto campus at a North Carolina college, it may have been the first time in your life you were going to be away from home for an extended period of time. As you unpacked your things and set up your dorm room, you no doubt had many hopes, dreams and a...

Are you ready for summer DWI patrols?

Summer is here. The Fourth of July is fast approaching. For you, that probably means spending a lot of time with friends and family at events that may include a bit of alcohol. Have fun, but be careful about drinking and driving. DWI patrols are in force all year long...

What are the possible outcomes of a DUI conviction?

When an individual gets convicted of a DUI, the consequences may vary depending on the location of the incident, record of past offenses, and the details around the case. In North Carolina, factors such as BAC level and whether there was a crash involved are...

What DUI prevention strategies do North Carolina use?

Decreasing incidents of driving under the influence is a priority for lawmakers and law enforcement in every state. In North Carolina, several tactics are used to prevent driving under the influence. These strategies include criminalizing driving under the influence,...

Is a DUI the same thing as a DWI in North Carolina?

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have serious consequences, including potential criminal charges. North Carolina drivers in such circumstances are typically charged with Driving While Intoxicated/Impaired (DWI). Depending on the state where...

How does an ignition interlock device work?

A person convicted of an impaired driving offense in North Carolina may have his or her driver's license suspended or revoked depending on the circumstances of the case. Some situations allow the person to reinstate the driving privileges by installing and using an...

What should you know about field sobriety testing?

North Carolina drivers like you may have heard of field sobriety testing before. This is one of many tools that law enforcement officers have which allow them to test your sobriety. However, field sobriety tests are not an exact science. Because of this, it is...

Penalties for DWI in North Carolina

Drunk driving fatalities exceed the national average in North Carolina as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state imposes serious penalties for driving while intoxicated to help prevent these catastrophic accidents. Review the possible...

Archives

FindLaw Network