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Raleigh DWI Lawyer Questions Supreme Court Ruling on Compelling Blood Test in DWI Cases In the summer of 2016, the Supreme Court settled the matter of whether or not a law enforcement officer has the right to collect a blood sample without consent from an individual suspected of driving under the influence. In a decision that was 7 to 1 in favor of requiring a warrant for blood collection and testing, the Court preserved the right of law enforcement officers to request that the driver take a Breathalyzer test.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Ponders New Challenges for States That Have Legalized Marijuana Use Marijuana has certainly been making its fair share of headlines over the last few years with just over half the nation joining Colorado and Washington in legalizing use of the drug in some capacity. As the number of states jumping on board grows, those lines once drawn between acceptable levels and outright impairment are becoming decidedly more blurred.
Conviction holding you back? When it is possible to expunge a prior conviction Criminal convictions can pose a great many problems. Even relatively minor convictions can be a huge headache. If you are eligible, an expunction can clean your record and give you a fresh start
NC Supreme Court Clarifies Expert Opinion Testimony Standards NC has changed the way it admits expert testimony in court. Expert opinions are now to be admitted only by a witnesses qualified as an expert. It is our hope that this will cut down on the junk science currently admitted in our courts.
NC State Highway Patrol arrests nearly 600 drivers for drunk driving during the July 4th Weekend Law enforcement officers were able to arrest 600 drivers during the 4th of July weekend. These numbers make it all the more important to seek help from a Raleigh DWI lawyer.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer says Research Shows that Cannabis Consumption Not Enough to Prove Impairment With many states becoming more lenient and legalizing medical use and even recreational use of cannabis, state lawmakers have been proposing changes to decriminalize its use. One major concern that both proponents and opponents share is the effect of cannabis on driver performance and traffic safety.
DWI Lawyer Says: "Peeling Out" Isn’t Necessarily Reasonable Suspicion When a police officer suspects that a driver is intoxicated, he may only stop the suspect under very specific circumstances within the confines of the US Constitution. If an arresting officer conducts an unlawful stop, an unlawful arrest, or an unlawful search or seizure, any evidence against the suspect collected during the arrest may be suppressed at trial. This can and often does lead to the charges getting dropped.
DWI Lawyer Shares insights about Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 28 people die every day because of someone impaired behind the wheel. Though there have been plenty of studies confirming the risks of drunk driving, studies have not found similar results for driving while under the influence of marijuana. It is not clear if it even increases the number of accidents on the road at all.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Discusses Dishonest Deputy's Dismissal Over 100 DWIs were dismissed in Wake County because a Deputy lied repeatedly on the witness stand. A Raleigh DWI Lawyer explores whether action taken against the deputy goes far enough.
Multiple, Pending DWI Charges Are Not That Uncommon in NC According to this Raleigh DWI Lawyer Recently, a 61 year-old woman was arrested on Interstate 40 in Buncombe County and was charged with DWI. Curiously, she was not facing this single charge, but has five additional DWI charges pending, four in McDowell County and one in Burke County. The oldest one dates back to 2014. She was even charged with DWI on two consecutive days.