Drinking at holiday party

The Facts About Holiday Drunk Driving

The holiday season is one of the happiest of the year but it’s also often one of the most dangerous because of drunk driving. Alcohol consumption spikes over the holidays. Many people are celebrating; others are commiserating. Regardless of the reason, more time off work means more time for people to drink. This seasonal increase More

Man at DWI checkpoint

What to Expect at a DWI Checkpoint

Also known as sobriety checkpoints, police officers will often set up a DWI checkpoint on weekends or holidays in areas surrounded by bars and restaurants. Some checkpoints are used to stop every car that comes through and others keep traffic moving by only stopping every few cars. According to the Fourth Amendment, police need probable More

Limited Driving Privileges in North Carolina

If you’re arrested, charged, or convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in North Carolina, you will face some kind of license suspension. The good news is, if you are eligible, an experienced North Carolina DWI attorney may be able to help you obtain limited driving privileges. When Can Driving Privileges be Revoked? In addition to More

Breathalyzer test

BAC Testing Laws in North Carolina

Driving while impaired (DWI) is a serious conviction that can result in multiple penalties. For a person to be convicted however, North Carolina law enforcement must test their BAC and prove that they were, in fact, under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In North Carolina, drivers over 21 are considered to be driving while More

Woman in DWI hearing

What to Expect During Your DWI Hearing

North Carolina takes DWI (driving while intoxicated) very seriously. In fact, our state has some of the strictest laws in the country when it comes to this offense. One of the punishments for driving while impaired in North Carolina includes the potential loss of your license. Depending on how many times you’ve been convicted of More

What Qualifies as a Vehicle for North Carolina DWI Laws?

f you are like most people who want to avoid a DWI charge, you take several steps to protect yourself from harm. Some people, though, make critical mistakes that can impact their lives in many ways, and you don’t want to fall into that trap. You can protect yourself and your rights by learning what More

Can You Get a Hangover DWI?

Some people go out drinking with their friends and opt to take a taxi home so that they can stay safe and avoid a DWI charge, which is a smart move. The problem, however, is that those people often go to work the next morning and don’t realize that the alcohol is still in their More

3 important stages of a drunk driving arrest

In most drunk driving arrests, there are three primary events that happen. If there are problems with how any one of these stages of your DUI arrest, you may be successful in fighting the charges against you with the help of an experienced drunk driving attorney. In your own case, these three components are important, More

Consequences of a DWI under 21 in North Carolina

Under North Carolina law, anyone under the age of 21 may be charged with the offense of driving while impaired if they are found to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an impairing substance, as is the case for drivers over 21. However, for drivers under the age of 21, any amount More

DWI vs DUI

DWI vs. DUI

If you have been charged with Driving While Impaired or Driving Under the Influence, you are probably curious what the differences are between the two types of crimes. Under North Carolina law, the formal charge for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is referred to as a DWI. DUI is another term More