Category: Drunk Driving

Any charges for Driving While Impaired (DWI) are quite serious, and have severe criminal and civil penalties. However, in North Carolina, not all DWIs are created equally. There are five levels of misdemeanor DWIs, as well as felony-level DWIs.

In our state, factors such as your blood alcohol content at the time of your arrest, having a minor child passenger, or injuring someone in a crash will affect the level of charges you will face. Prior DWI offenses will also elevate the level of DWI offense you are charged with.

If you are [...]

Now that smart phones are ubiquitous, developers have created apps to help us with nearly every aspect of daily life. Finances. Diet management. Avoiding traffic. Shopping. More shopping. And even more shopping.

Some of the most surprising apps, however, may be those that are designed to help you avoid a North Carolina DWI.

First, the bad news.

Although knowing how to handle a DWI traffic stop, check point, or arrest, and hiring excellent legal representation may decrease your chances of getting hit with a DWI, the bottom line is that the only surefire [...]

If you have been charged with DWI in North Carolina, there’s a surprisingly good chance that your blood or breath test results are inaccurate. If your test results aren’t correct, your case can be dismissed. Learn more about what you can do to fight your charges and show that the results are skewed.

Common Reasons for BAC Inaccuracies in North Carolina

There are many different reasons a blood or breath test can be wrong in a North Carolina DWI case. Making one or more of the following arguments could work to get your [...]

When you are pulled over by an officer who suspects you have had too much to drink, you may be asked to leave your vehicle so you can take a field sobriety test.

What exactly is a field sobriety test? Do you have to take it? What happens if you don’t? What happens if you do?

An FST is just one request that can be made of you if you’re pulled over, but it’s a big one. In this post, we’re going to explain what these tests are and how they are used. [...]

Recent stories of cops being charged with DWIs in North Carolina show how penalties can go beyond what the law includes. Below, we’re going to tell you more about these cases, along with what the laws say.

Job Consequences for NC Police Officers Charged with DWIs

One police officer was arrested and charged with DWI after driving his personal vehicle over a highway center line around 1 a.m. on a recent Saturday in Banner Elk. The officer, who worked for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for the past 17 years, was removed on unpaid [...]