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North Carolina woman accused of drunk driving

Most people in North Carolina would go to great lengths to protect their loved ones. In fact, any event that led to a loved one's injury would likely be devastating. Unfortunately, a young woman is facing accusations of drunk driving in addition to experiencing the associated emotional response following an accident that sent her boyfriend to the hospital.

Drunk driving charge against North Carolina woman

For many people, the end of a romantic relationship is often complicated. Often, the relationship lingers, and sometimes leads to bitter feelings, including hurt and anger. Regardless of how difficult a breakup can be, it rarely leads to violence. Unfortunately, police have arrested a woman in North Carolina and accused her of  drunk driving, assault and domestic violence.

Eight face criminal charges over North Carolina protest

Most people in North Carolina and across the country realize that the United States is filled with people who are passionate about their beliefs. Unfortunately, the views held are varied and frequently in opposition to others, potentially creating conflict. In fact, eight people were recently arrested and now face criminal charges following a protest.

North Carolina police make fewer DUI arrests than last year

Throughout the year, North Carolina police are on the lookout for drivers who might be operating under the influence of alcohol. This usually leads to thousands of DUI arrests every year. However, local authorities are crediting awareness campaigns for a drop in this year's arrests. 

Helping a loved one through a DWI

It can feel devastating to learn that a friend or family member is facing criminal charges for drunk driving. While you may initially feel some anger or disappointment, your main goal is to help your loved one recover. It can be difficult to know exactly what to do or say in a situation like this.

Five arrested for drunk driving July Fourth in Cleveland County

According to a survey from wallethub.com, the Fourth of July is the biggest beer-drinking holiday in the United States. Police were out in full force in many parts of North Carolina to address drunk driving during this year's festivities. In Cleveland County, five people were arrested on July 4, 2018, after allegedly driving under the influence.

Understanding drunk driving laws in North Carolina

Most people know generally that it is illegal to drive under the influence, but the specifics of state laws related to drunk driving are less well-known. It is a good idea for individuals in North Carolina to understand what constitutes drunk driving in the state. They should also understand the penalties they may face if they are convicted of a DWI.

"Ghost" cars will now be used to prevent drunk driving

Impaired driving is a serious issue across the United States, and many regional and state authorities have tried different tactics to address the issue. In North Carolina, State Highway Patrol officers have adopted a new tool to help them combat drunk driving in the state. These new low-key vehicles, known as "ghost" patrol cars, were unveiled in April 2018.

Ignition Interlock

DMV must not issue a license to a person subject to the statute until presented with proof of the installation of an ignition interlock system in all registered vehicles owned by the person. DMV may determine a waiver of the ignition interlock requirement under the family‐member exception on a case‐by‐case basis following an assessment of financial hardship to the person subject to the restriction.

Mecklenburg DUI defense attorney can protect rights of accused

Accidents happen on a daily basis. In fact, it is difficult to drive from one location to another without encountering an accident along a North Carolina roadway. The majority of these accidents are minor and cause little problem. However, some of these accidents have serious repercussions for those involved. When these repercussions involve DUI or traffic-related charges, it is probably time to contact a Mecklenburg DUI defense attorney.

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