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North Carolina DWI laws allow for felony DWI charges pursuant to N.C.G.S. 20-138.5.  That is often Habitual Driving While Impairedreferred to as “habitual driving while impaired.”

It’s important to note, habitual DUI is technically different from sentencing as an “A1 DWI” offender pursuant to Laura’s Law.

In certain aspects, they are related, especially regarding considering prior convictions for impaired driving.

I Made Some Mistakes in the Past:  What Can I Do? How Do I Clean Up My Criminal Record?

Expungements

I am frequently asked by people to help “get something off” of their criminal record. One of several tools that I can use to help with that is an expunction, also known as an expungement.

What do I have to do at a checkpoint ?

Checkpoints are strange, and complicated, legal exceptions to the Constitutional right to be free of unwarranted searches and seizures.  Checkpoints allow officers to stop you, i.e. seizure, without any suspicion that you are doing something wrong. 

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This would typically be unconstitutional, but the US Supreme Court [see City of Indianapolis v. Edmond, 531 U.S. 32 (2000)], and t


License Restoration Issues in North Carolina. What Are the Fees Associated with DMV? How Do You Get a License

You should NOT just pay off old tickets.  That can make a bad situation worse – Danny Glover

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The Difference Between a Revocation and Suspension in North Carolina

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What are DWI Dexterity Tests?  Are There Clues of Impairment?  What is the Eye Test for DWI Charges?

Standard National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA Tests include:

  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus


Commercial Drivers License and Impaired Driving Laws.  Are They Different?  What are the Consequences?  What Happens to my CDL with a DWI?

  • What Causes the Suspension?
  • Does the Breath or Blood Test Matter?

What is a Limited Driving Privilege? What Could Prevent Me From Receiving a Limited Driving Privilege? What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

Applying for a Limited driving privilege can be a complicated, time consuming process – Danny Glover

What is a Limited Driving Privilege?

DWI Sentencing in North Carolina. Grossly Aggravating Factors and Impaired Driving.  Is there a way to Avoid Mandatory Jail Time?

Careful consideration is given by the Court to Aggravating, Grossly Aggravating, and Mitigating Factors in DWI cases – Danny Glover

What are Some Things That Can Affect DWI Sentencing by the Court ?

How Do I Prove I Quit Drinking?  What is Continuous Alcohol Monitoring? What is a SCRAM Device and What Does it Do?

Continuous Alcohol Monitoring can be very helpful in court, especially in circumstances with Grossly Aggravating Factors – Danny Glover 

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How Could a SCRAM device help my case?

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