Category: DWI

There are few driving experiences more frightening than being stopped or arrested for being suspected of drunk driving.

Under North Carolina DUI and DWI laws, officers can pull you over if they have reasonable suspicion that you are driving under the influence. What happens after they stop you? While every scenario is unique, we’ve outlined the basic stages leading up to and following a DWI arrest.

Stage 1: The Stop

After pulling you over, officers may ask you to show them your driver’s license and registration. He or she may also ask you [...]


In North Carolina, you could be charged with a DWI without ever going near a car.

It often comes as a surprise to many residents, but you can be charged with a DWI or DUI if you are intoxicated while driving any vehicle, from bicycles to boats. Under North Carolina law, a vehicle is defined as:

“…every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon fixed rails or tracks; provided, [...]

It is all fun and games until someone gets hurt. That is why North Carolina law upholds Driving While Impaired (DWI) as a very serious offense. If charged with a DWI, then you face a prosecution ready and willing to punish you to the full extent of the law. North Carolina DWI laws can drain your money, severely limit or take away your freedom, and also cripple your reputation. All 50 states have their definition of what constitutes a DWI or DUI (Driving under the Influence). However, in North Carolina, the 1983 Safe [...]

As anyone who has ever been injured or lost a family member or friend to a drunk driver knows, even one person operating a vehicle while intoxicated is one too many. There are far too many “real” accidents out there already for law enforcement officers, victims, and regular people to deal without tacking on something like drunk driving that is completely preventable. What does that mean? That the only reason it keeps occurring – and people keep suffering – is because we let it.

In 2011, the number of people killed by drunk [...]

If you have had a run-in with High Point police and have been charged with DWI, it is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. The consequences of a DWI conviction can be severe, even for a first time offense. In addition, the damage that can be caused to your future and your reputation are not worth the risk, especially if your High Point DWI attorney can get the charges against you dropped altogether.

Many people who are charged with DWI mistakenly assume that if a test showed they were [...]