The risks one poses (and assumes) when getting behind the wheel after having been drinking in Charlotte are well-documented. The fact that people still do it may speak to something more than just mere carelessness. Few (if any) people may actually want to harm themselves or others while driving drunk, the issues that defy the logic of the scenario may prompt them to drive anyway. What is unfortunate about such a situation is that their decision may end up causing them to face consequences that could potentially alter their lives.
If you or someone that you know has been arrested and charged with a drunk driving offense, field sobriety tests may have been used during the arrest process. It is important that defendants understand the purpose of these tests and just how accurate - or not - they really are.
North Carolina is known across the country as one of the strictest enforcers of DWI penalties. The reason behind this is the sliding penalty scale that has been implemented, which creates a series of levels to determine punishments for intoxicated drivers.
Law enforcement officers in North Carolina watch for signs that a driver is impaired to give them probable cause to pull a vehicle to the side of the road. If an officer pulls you over, suspecting that you have been drinking, he or she may administer the standard field sobriety tests. The legal team at The Law Office of Kevin L. Barnett knows that these tests often provide faulty evidence.