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Drunk Driving Archives

Drunk driving crashes can impact DUI cases

A person who is driving after drinking might end up in a car crash. It is imperative that these individuals understand that they need to work on a defense as quickly as possible because these cases can be very difficult. In many cases, drunk driving accidents involve more than just a basic drunk driving charge, which means that there are more penalties that are possible.

An underage DWI charge does not have to derail your life

A drunk driving charge is a serious issue at any age, but it can be particularly frightening when you are under the age of 21. North Carolina takes a strong stance against underage drinking and driving, and the penalties that you could potentially face can have a serious impact on your life.

Plea deals are sometimes possible so think carefully

Facing drunk driving charges is something that is often difficult because of the penalties you are facing. Not only are you facing criminal penalties, you are also facing administrative penalties for the drunk driving. You do have a few options for dealing with the case. Exploring each one is necessary so that you can make a determination about how you can proceed.

Understanding how standard field sobriety tests work

If you've ever made the poor choice to drive drunk and gotten pulled over, most likely the officer who stopped you performed a battery of field sobriety tests aimed at confirming their suspicions. The most popular of these, roadside sobriety and Breathalyzer tests, are used to enforce DUI laws.

Autistic boy dies in alleged drunk driving crash, charges levied

A 7-year-old autistic boy was killed in Youngsville recently in an accident that is being dubbed as s drunk driving accident. The boy left his home at night when his mother was taking a bath. Neighbors searched for the boy, but he had made it about a mile down the road before he was struck by a vehicle traveling in the same direction as he was walking.

Be prepared for the implications of a drunk driving charge

Christmas is in a couple of days and New Year's Eve is right behind it. This time of year means that people will be getting together for festivities that include all sorts of goodies, including alcoholic beverages. If you plan on drinking when you are out and about this holiday season, don't plan on driving. Not only can drunk driving put your life in danger, it can also put your freedom in danger.

DUI charges can make it hard to keep your job

You had a little too much to drink at the office party. You have to deal with the knowledge that you acted out of character at the party. You decided to drive home from the party and on the way there, you were pulled over. Now, you have to deal with a drunk driving charge. This charge can have a big impact on every aspect of your life, including your employment.

North Carolina and underage drinking and driving

The state of North Carolina refers to itself as a "zero tolerance" state when it comes to underage drinking in driving. The state's Zero Tolerance Law states that it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to operate a motor vehicle following the consumption of alcohol or drugs.

Health conditions that affect field sobriety tests

Field sobriety tests are a standard for many law enforcement agencies across the country. They are administered to drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. Although there is a common belief by many motorists that these tests are fail-proof, they may in fact give false results in certain situations. Many officers of the law may not be trained or knowledgeable about the circumstances that can invalidate field sobriety tests. To prevent yourself from being detained unfairly, you should learn about the health conditions that can affect the results of your field sobriety tests.


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