As we note on our website at the Law Office of Christopher Connelly in Charlotte, a drinking-related traffic stop in Mecklenburg County or elsewhere in North Carolina can entail heavy consequences.
North Carolina drivers, like motorists in all states across the country, are quite familiar with recurrent traffic campaigns conducted by law enforcement agencies.
Advocates of something called "retrograde extrapolation" (we'll define that in a moment) are enthralled with it, with one proponent saying that "it's been proven to be reliable."
A recently passed statute will allow DWI Limited Driving Privileges to include driving to and from place of religious worship effective for DWI limited driving privileges issued on or after October 1, 2015
An emotionally rending tale regarding a drunk driving conviction and its consequences for one woman in Maryland was recently related in a lengthy DWI-focused story appearing in the New York Times.
Twenty six states now mandate that convicted drunk drivers install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) on their vehicles, even after a first drunk driving-related offense.
If you're a Mecklenburg County resident with a boat, we understand that almost primal urge to get out on the area waterways this time of year and just utterly relax.
You are stopped by an officer at a DWI checkpoint or after a minor traffic offense. The officer asked you if you have been drinking, where you are coming from, where you are going. While the DWI officer may have some interest in your activities, an additional purpose in asking these questions is to determine if your speech is slurred.
A Kentucky man - barechested, of course - was arrested for DWI on a horse. He goes by the alias "Mike Bicycle" and was alleged to have said "I didn't do shit, I was just riding my horse". Booking photos show a well tattooed but otherwise flaccid torso.
If you are a commercial driver in North Carolina, your commercial driver's license (CDL) is your livelihood. Any serious traffic violation, including a DWI, can put your license and your job in jeopardy. To protect yourself while driving in or through North Carolina, it is important to understand the laws you are required to adhere to.