11 Tips for Safe Travels this Holiday Season

Although the holidays are supposed to be a time for love, joy, family, and friends, holiday road trips bring with them all sorts of risks and dangers. Whether your destination is just 30 minutes away or you’re tackling a 16-hour road trip, the rush of holiday traffic (and potentially dangerous weather) increases your likelihood of More

Best Tips for Safe Holiday Drinking

We know holiday celebrations offer a unique chance to unwind with your family and friends. What better way than with some Sangria, Eggnog, or a few Candy Cane Martinis? A 2018 study conducted by Morning Recovery found that people drink more than double the amount of alcohol during the holiday season than they do during More

Most Common Police Questions at DWI Stops

MULLIGAN ATTORNEYS DO NOT SUPPORT DRINKING AND DRIVING. WE ALWAYS ENCOURAGE DRIVERS TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND USE A DESIGNATED DRIVER, LYFT, UBER, OR CAB IF THEY’VE BEEN DRINKING. If you are ever pulled over for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), the police officer already suspects you are breaking the law. However, you are not required to More

Too Drunk to Drive? Here are Your Options

Did you know two-thirds of U.S. citizens will be involved in a drunk driving accident in their lifetime? Think about that…two out of three people you know will be in a drunk driving accident. Driving while you’re intoxicated is never worth the risk of harming yourself or others on the road. To avoid a DWI More

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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

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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?

If 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