Articles Tagged with impaired driving

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

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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


What are my options? Can a lawyer help? What happens if I was Over the Legal Limit?

One common misunderstanding with DWI’s is that there are no options if charged – Danny Glover 

  • The State must be able to identify you as the driver beyond a reasonable doubt


What Does the Court Consider?  Are there any alternatives?  Will I Serve Jail Time for my DWI?

Sentencing on Impaired Driving cases can be complicated in North Carolina.  The Court considers a series of different factors.

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DWI cases are complicated and can carry long-term consequences – Danny Glover 

Why Hire a DWI Attorney

You might think that DWI cases are always straightforward: police see a driver swerving or failing to maintain his or her speed, that driver is pulled over, a Breathalyzer shows that the driver is intoxicated, and the driver is charged with a DWI and must then face the penalties.

Although some DWI cases do proceed this way, there are nuances to North Carolina’s DWI law that can result in a driver charged with DWI having the charges reduces or in some cases even dismissed. This is why you need to work with an u7kb_kj-0zi-300x225experienced Elizabeth City DWI defense attorney if you are facing a DWI charge in Eastern North Carolina. There could have been a misstep on the part of the arresting police officer or another reason why the charge is not valid. An experienced dwi defense attorney can review the evidence and advocate on your behalf in court.

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What is Impaired Driving?  How Does it Work?  What to Expect in DWI Court?

If you have been charged with driving while impaired (DWI) in Eastern North Carolina, you are likely nervous about your upcoming day in court. Not knowing what to expect in court likely fuels this nervousness along with the prospect of facing steep fines and potentially having your driver’s license suspended.

DWI cases are both serious and can carry long-term consequences – Danny Glover 

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, dedicated football fans across the nation have already begun planning their game-day parties and celebrations.  If you are thinking of going to a friend’s house, a local sports bar, or some other destination to watch the game, we recommend planning ahead, especially if you expect to consume alcohol.

Plan ahead.  It’s just not worth taking the chance – Danny Glover 

Super Bowl parties can get very exciting. It is not uncommon to get so enthralled in the game and social experience that you lose track of time and the number of drinks you have consumed. One drink turns into two, then three, then suddenly you are unable to remember how much you had to drink and when.

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