Category: DWI/DUI

  • 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 but significantly increase around the…

  • 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 considered by a judge when determining the consequences of a DUI,…

  • How can an attorney help if you are guilty of DWI?

    In North Carolina, it seems that law enforcement officers arrest residents or visitors to the state for driving while intoxicated pretty much daily. Some of these people are not guilty of the crime, and legal counsel can help them prove it, but many of them are. If guilty of DWI, you may think there isn’t much…

  • 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, monitoring people at higher risk of committing the crime, increasing law enforcementpresence in certain areas and…

  • 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 the offense occurs, DWI and DUI can mean slightly different things and could therefore require different criminal defense strategies.…

  • 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 ignition interlock device for a stipulated period of time. A person considering…

  • 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 important for you to know the weight that they hold…

  • 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 penalties for North Carolina DWI before facing a court date for this charge. Level V DWI This…

  • Can I challenge breathalyzer results?

    If the police have accused you of DUI, it is likely that breathalyzer results are very important to the case the police have against you. Depending on your circumstances, however, it is possible that the results of that breathalyzer test may be problematic. It is, indeed, possible to challenge breathalyzer results in court. According to…