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Category: DUI/DWI

Can You Go to Jail For a North Carolina DWI?

Under North Carolina law, it is illegal for you to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. It is not necessary that the officer directly prove your BAC is above the legal limit for you to face…

What You Need to Know About Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) are a series of tests a law enforcement officer will ask to perform if they suspect you of driving while intoxicated (DWI), after stopping your car. Whether or not you’re instructed to pull over depends on how your driving appears…

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…

DUI/DWI – I blew a high number, should I fight the case

We get a large number of DUI/DWI calls where the individual states they blew a high number (typically over .15) and they always ask if it is worth hiring a lawyer to fight the case.  The short answer is ABSOLUTELY!!  The long answers depends on…

DUI/DWI Pre-Trial Limited Driving Privilege in North Carolina

Being charged with a DWI in North Carolina can impact areas of life far beyond a criminal record.  Today, one of the most underappreciated privileges in our day-to-day activities is driving.  Whether it is for work, household maintenance, taking the kids to after school activities,…