In North Carolina, driving under the influence (DUI) charges are taken very seriously. If you are pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (driving while impaired), the officer may ask you to perform a standardized field sobriety test (SFST).
Field Sobriety Tests (FST) or Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) are designed to help determine whether you are impaired.
In this blog post, we will discuss the SFSTs and DUI charges in North Carolina, including what you should know if you are facing an allegation of “drunk driving.”
When most people think of DWI charges, they understand the NC DWI laws apply to things like cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
You may not know that “drunk driving” can include other types of vehicles.
For example, during summer vacation on the OBX, many people like driving around on golf carts, electric scooters, and bikes.
If you’re visiting or living in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and are charged with DUI, you need to know what comes next.
This blog post will outline the basics of DUI law in North Carolina and what you can expect if you’re convicted of driving under the influence.
Keep reading to learn more!
If you are pulled over and asked to take a breath test, what should you do? Blow into the machine or refuse?
In this blog post, we will discuss some of the consequences of both choices.
We will also talk about how to handle yourself if you are arrested for DWI and prepare a defense to the charges.
If you are facing driving while impaired charges on the Outer Banks, it is important to choose a lawyer who understands the complexities of these cases.
You need someone who can help you navigate the legal process, answer questions, and who has a proven track record for helping people.
In this blog post, we will discuss how to choose the right lawyer for your needs.
In a published decision dated December 31, 2020, the North Carolina Court of Appeals again weighs in on DWI checkpoints in North Carolina.
State v. Cobb (North Carolina vs. Deshandra Cobb) sets forth the legal standards and considerations associated with roadblocks, sobriety checkpoints, and DWI checkpoints in North Carolina.
The Honorable Donna Stroud, who has recently been appointed Chief Judge of NC COA dissents from the majority opinion granting in part the Defendant’s appeal, remanding matter.
What does “propensity to commit a crime” mean and when is 404(b) “Character Evidence” admissible in a trial for criminal allegations?
The Rules of Evidence affect the disposition of civil causes of action, such as tort claims for accidents and personal injury matters, as well as criminal charges in North Carolina.
Law schools that focus on trial advocacy skills understand the importance of a sound, comprehensive understanding of the Rules of Evidence and their impact on day-to-day litigation.
If you are accused of DWI charges in the Outer Banks, it’s a good idea to research defense lawyers.
Given the possible consequences of a conviction, it makes sense that people want to know, “Can I get my drunk driving charges dismissed?”
It’s important to understand criminal lawyers consider a series of factors in determining whether legal defenses are available.