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The level of DWI charges affects the penalty

If you’ve ever been pulled over in a North Carolina traffic stop, you no doubt understand how disconcerting such situations can be, especially if you wind up getting a ticket, or worse. If a police officer asks you to step out of your vehicle, you…

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What alcohol-related laws are on the books in North Carolina?

Alcohol-related laws can vary greatly from state to state. It is a good idea for those living in North Carolina, or even visiting for a short time, to know what is and isn’t permitted in the state. Understanding these laws is especially relevant to those…

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Can winter weather and other factors influence field sobriety test results?

Law enforcement strives to keep North Carolina roads safe by taking impaired driving seriously. A conviction for DWI can lead to a host of devastating penalties including jail time, fines, loss of driving privileges and installation of an ignition interlock device. Unfortunately, many cases begin…

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How can a DWI impact insurance rates?

The consequences of a criminal conviction can sometimes go beyond official punishments handed down from authorities. For example, a criminal record could impact employability or the ability to secure a loan. In the case of a conviction for driving while impaired (DWI), insurance rates are one major “unofficial” consequence…

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Man fired over DUI arrest

Law enforcement officers in North Carolina recently arrested one of their own for allegedly driving under the influence. This gentleman, who started as a deputy with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office in 2014, has since been fired. This has negatively affected his life in numerous…

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Breath tests are not always accurate

When a person is suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol in North Carolina, it is common practice for police to administer a Breathalyzer test. It is a simple test in which a breath sample is taken and analyzed to determine one’s blood…

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