Category: DWI

 

Arrest for driving while intoxicated in North Carolina can be intimidating to many people. Dealing with police, chemical tests, and all the other things associated with DWI can feel overwhelming. However, it’s important to not lose sight of one very important detail: You have rights.

It’s a good thing to review your DWI stop and subsequent arrest through the lens of your rights so that you can make sure they were not infringed upon at any point in the process. A good place to start is asking yourself if your DWI stop [...]

A DWI, driving while intoxicated, can lead to some serious issues for you in North Carolina. As in every other state, driving while impaired or intoxicated on drugs or alcohol is against the law. If you perpetrate this crime, then you may be in for some serious legal issues.

One issue that many people may not think about – but should – when talking about DWIs in North Carolina is car insurance. A DWI on your driving record will have an impact on your car insurance, something you must maintain in order to [...]

New Year’s Eve gives many people a reason to celebrate. For some, that means getting together with friends and family to ring in the new year – and enjoying some adult beverages while doing it.

If you have plans to celebrate, then it’s a good idea to plan how to do so safely. Namely, how to get where you’re going without getting behind the wheel of a car after you’ve been drinking. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) in North Carolina is an offense that’s taken very seriously, so it’s important to do what you [...]

The holidays are a time of celebration, where families and friends come together to share some cheer. But the holidays have a darker side that many aren’t fully aware of – an increase in crimes.

During the holiday season, there are several North Carolina crimes that see an uptick. Being aware of these crimes is one way to protect yourself from getting involved in them.

Here are some of the most common holiday crimes and the penalties that can be faced in North Carolina if you are found guilty of perpetrating them.

Driving

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If you assume you need to be behind the wheel of a car or truck in order to get charged with driving under the influence, you’re not alone. It’s a common misconception that, to get a DUI, you need to be behind the wheel of an actual car or truck. However, that’s not the case at all.

A North Carolina man is finding out the hard way what the definition of a motorized vehicle is. He was arrested behind the wheel of a golf cart for driving without the headlights on. When police [...]