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 [...]

There are several crimes identified as sex crimes under North Carolina law. These crimes are incredibly serious, and the penalties a person can face as a result of conviction are equally as grave.

It’s important for all citizens of North Carolina to understand what crimes are considered sex crimes as well as what can be faced if found guilty of one of these offenses. Here is what you need to know.

Sex Crimes in North Carolina

The North Carolina legislature has created the criminal code that defines sex crimes in the state. They [...]

Many North Carolinians possess a criminal record. It also happens that a large percentage of employers check criminal records when hiring new employees.

Thus, If you have a drug conviction in your criminal history, that could impact your ability to get a job. What should you do if you have a drug conviction on your criminal record, and you are job hunting in North Carolina?

Here’s what you need to know about what your conviction means for the employment search, as well as the steps you can take to reduce the impact of [...]

In North Carolina, it is against the law to operate a vehicle if you are impaired due to the use of drugs or alcohol. Doing so and getting caught can set you up for what is called a DWI, or driving while impaired charge.

Getting a DWI is very serious and could cause many problems for those who are convicted, such as jail time, fines, and the loss of your driver’s license. That’s why it’s crucial to understand what the law in North Carolina says about driving under the influence.

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In North Carolina, driving while impaired (DWI) is a serious crime. It’s also a crime with a bit of a complicated sentencing structure in the event you are found guilty.

The best-case scenario for a DWI case in North Carolina involves small fines and community service. The worst case can send someone to prison a couple of years and require them to pay thousands in fines, among other penalties.

Here’s a guide to help you understand the DWI sentencing structure in the state so you can understand what to expect if convicted of [...]