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Category: Charlotte DWI Lawyer

DWI and Prescriptions or Over-the-Counter Medications

Driving while impaired (DWI) charges are no small matter, and even a first-time offense can jeopardize your future. If you’ve been charged with DWI because you were driving while taking a prescription or over-the-counter medication, you need to understand that your case will be handled…

Can I Be Charged with a DWI on Private Property?

You are likely aware that you should not drive on public streets or roads if you are impaired. Unfortunately, you might find yourself in an unexpected situation and wind up getting charged with driving while impaired (DWI) – even when you didn’t do anything wrong….

Can I Be Charged with a DWI If I Refuse a Blood Test?

Being charged with driving while impaired (DWI) is a harrowing experience. Many drivers are afraid to incriminate themselves, but it’s important to understand your rights. If you are arrested for DWI and refuse a blood test, you should be aware that there are serious consequences…

Sentencing Options in a DWI Case

The sentencing procedures for driving while impaired (DWI) in North Carolina are different than the structured sentencing protocols for other criminal offenses. Instead, a judge must refer to the distinct guidelines laid out in North Carolina General Statute § 20-179. These sentencing guidelines give judges…

Understanding a North Carolina Provisional DWI

North Carolina has a zero tolerance policy for underage drivers who get caught with alcohol or drugs in their system. When you violate the state’s zero tolerance policy, you will be charged with Driving After Consumption While Under 21, which is also known as a…

What does a DWI conviction mean for my insurance rates?

A DWI conviction in North Carolina, whether by being found guilty at trial or pleading guilty, will result in long lasting consequences, beyond having a criminal conviction on your record and associated punishment by the judge. The North Carolina DMV uses a point system in…