Category: DWI

Did you know you can get a DWI charge in North Carolina without actually drinking beer, wine, or liquor? Case-in-point: a Morganton man is facing DWI charges for ingesting too much vanilla extract.

Travis Williams, 43, crashed his truck into a utility pole during a recent rainstorm. When the police arrived, they noticed Williams’ slurred speech, dazed look, and a strong vanilla odor emanating from the vehicle. His breathalyzer test produced a reading that was more than triple the legal limit.

Upon searching the vehicle, officers found five bottles of vanilla extract. [...]

In North Carolina, charges for driving while intoxicated (DWI) come with significant penalties.

Not only can you face jail time and lose driving privileges, the costs alone can be a significant blow. Thankfully there are a number of potential defenses that you may be able to use. With a skilled criminal attorney by your side, you may be able to get your charges reduced or dropped, depending on the details of your situation.

The burden of proof lies in two main areas. The prosecution must be able to prove that you were indeed [...]

Independence Day celebrations are a big deal around North Carolina. People tend to go out to parties. Barbeques. Pools. They go boating. There’s a lot of eating, a lot of fireworks… and often, a lot of drinking.

Why does this matter? Because one thing you definitely do not want over the holiday is to get a DWI charge. Not only will it put a big black mark on your record and end up costing you a lot, driving after you have had a few drinks just isn’t safe. It doesn’t matter how skilled [...]

DWI charges are not something that you want to carry around with you for the rest of your life. Even if the charge or conviction was the result of a one-time mistake, it can still hang in the back of your mind while applying for jobs, for housing, and when you’re driving. It is normal for offenders to wish that the charge could just disappear.

Tony Richardson didn’t just wish that his charges could disappear, though. He took action to make them disappear. Unfortunately for him, his plan backfired, and now he faces [...]

We’ve all seen the advertisements and billboards warning us against DWI. Not only does driving under the influence put everyone on the road in danger, the costs of getting a DWI are far from being worth the crime.

Exactly how serious are DWI charges?

Like many crimes, DWI charges vary. While most DWI charges aren’t more than a misdemeanor offense, aggravating factors and multiple charges could put you at risk for getting a felony and facing more serious consequences.

The Different Types of DWI Charges in Our State

The following are different charges [...]