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2024 How Long Does A DUI Stay on Your Record in North Carolina?

Also referred to as driving while intoxicated, or DWI, being found guilty of DUI in North Carolina can have long-term…

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Is DUI a Felony in North Carolina? 2024

In 2019 alone, there were 323 total alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in North Carolina, comprising 23.5% of the total driving fatalities…

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2024 North Carolina DUI Laws and Penalties

North Carolina has strict DUI (driving under the influence) laws and penalties that apply to anyone caught driving with a…

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What do you need to know about Breathalyzer tests?

One minute you may be driving home from an enjoyable evening out, and the next moment you may feel anxiety…

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What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony offense?

When facing criminal charges, your future is on the line. Depending on the nature of the charges, you could face…

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Defending against drunk driving charges

A DWI in North Carolina can result in significant penalties for an accused individual if he or she is convicted or pleads guilty.…

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Probation violation can result in stiff penalties

The last thing you want is to end up back in jail, especially if your conviction resulted in probation instead…

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The many concealed costs of a DWI conviction

You already understand some of the costs of a DWI conviction. Jail time comes to the forefront. You also expect…

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5 common DWI defense strategies

Seeing a police car’s flashing lights in your rearview mirror can be a frightening sight, especially if you’ve had a…

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Understanding North Carolina’s complex DWI statute

In North Carolina, driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be charged at any of five misdemeanor levels. Level I has the…

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What should I look for when hiring an attorney?

In most legal situations, you will have an easier time and see better results in your case if you hire…

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How many drunk drivers continue to claim lives in North Carolina?

If you are one of the many licensed drivers in North Carolina, you know that the state has very strict…

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How accurate are radar devices?

Few things likely frustrate you more than receiving a speeding ticket when you know you were at, but not above,…

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3 main reasons employees sue small businesses

As a small business owner, you have a very full schedule. You likely devote time each day to monitoring employees,…

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What Makes a DWI Charge Worse in North Carolina?

Everyone knows that a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction can seriously impact your life. However, there are other factors that…

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How did the Justice Reinvestment Act change probation?

Back in 2011, North Carolina was sending far too many people to prison. The rate of imprisonment had been rising…

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