Archives for: May 26th, 2019

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 [...]

 

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, [...]