Category: DWI

Driving Under the Influence (DWI) is a serious offense in North Carolina. Depending on the severity of the case, offenders face anywhere from fines and probation to two years in prison. 

The best way to avoid the fines and possible jail time associated with DWI charges is to steer clear of drinking and driving. If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of being pulled over while under the influence of alcohol, here are some tips for navigating the situation:

Pull over in a safe place. It’s important to pull over as [...]

Memorial Day is just around the corner here in NC, and with it comes get-togethers, cookouts, fun in the sun…and drinking. While drinking can be enjoyable for adults, drinking and driving can lead to a DWI.

In fact, Memorial Day is the fifth most dangerous holiday in terms of DWI fatalities, with a 54% higher risk than average, and it is the second most dangerous holiday weekend. As for the legalities of driving while impaired in North Carolina, it is illegal to drive with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher, [...]

Making the decision to drink and get behind the wheel of a car is a choice that can have a huge impact on your world as well as others in it, as one Charlotte man recently found out.

A head-on crash caused by an intoxicated driver caused the death of another man and seriously injured the driver. The driver recovered in the hospital but was arrested by police for felony death by vehicle. He also faces charges for reckless driving and driving while impaired.

This story serves as a cautionary tale for driving [...]

The holiday season, which kicks off on Halloween, usually gives way to a rise in North Carolina DWI arrests. The NC Highway Safety Program works to combat the normal rise with a sober driving campaign which aims to remind folks how dangerous it is to drive while intoxicated.

The state’s “Booze It and Lose It” program was launched after statistics revealed significant numbers of people driving while impaired. In fact, North Carolina is one of the top 10 worst drunk driving states in the country. 

The study this ranker was based [...]

In North Carolina, receiving a DWI is more complex than you might think. The process doesn’t stop at conviction. In fact, there’s another hearing after conviction known as the sentencing or post-conviction hearing. 

The post-conviction hearing is just as important as the original DWI trial. Knowing what to expect at your sentencing hearing can help you prepare for it more effectively. 

Here’s how sentencing hearings work and what to expect during yours.

How Sentencing Hearings Work

Sentencing hearings are a follow-up to a DWI conviction. Once you have been convicted of [...]