Category: DWI

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 [...]

The holidays bring good times with friends and family. Thanksgiving is well-known for being a time to indulge in food. 

Unfortunately, many people also indulge in more than just turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. As the plates are being piled high with carbohydrates, the glasses being filled with alcohol, too. 

If you happened to imbibe over the Thanksgiving holiday a little too much…and got busted for it, you’ll need to know what to do next.

Thanksgiving Holiday Drinking Dubbed “Blackout Wednesday”

Drinking on Thanksgiving Day (and the night before) is increasing — [...]

Your driver’s license is nearly essential for life as you know it. However, your license is a privilege, not a right. 

So when you’re caught driving while intoxicated or for certain other moving violations (a hit and run accident, say) your driver’s license could be suspended or altogether revoked. 

If you’re already dealing with these life-changing consequences, we understand the temptation to get behind the wheel anyway. In some cases, you may feel you have no other option. How will you get to work and earn a living without driving? 

Get caught driving [...]

Graduation is an exciting and bittersweet time for most high school seniors. It’s also traditionally a time that teens run a bit wild.

Case-in-point: many teens drink around graduation time, and some of these underage drinkers make the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel impaired. This often has tragic outcomes – more teens die in DWI accidents during graduation season than any other time of year.

Additionally, underage drinking and driving carries serious legal repercussions. If caught driving drunk, your teen could face major criminal and civil penalties. Moreover, a DWI can [...]

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 [...]