DWI Blog

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.
Response to Raleigh Police Department's Video on Traffic Stop Etiquette If you have interacted with a police officer recently, chances are it was due to a traffic stop. Knowing the proper way to interact with police is important and there are many misconceptions about what to do. In the hopes of dispelling some of those misconceptions, the Raleigh police Department released a video about traffic stops. Unfortunately, even they got some things wrong.
Repeat DUI Offenders can Have it Worse, Says a Raleigh DUI Attorney Nine years ago, 18-year-old Christopher John Palmeri was found to have been under the influence of alcohol when he crashed and killed a Wakefield High School student. He then pled guilty for manslaughter and was sentenced to five months in jail, five years on probation, and 300 hours in community service. After the sentence was handed down Palmeri swore to turn his life around.
A Raleigh DWI Lawyer Explains the Concept of “Low Blow” in DWI Cases Everyone is subject to DWI arrest if the police finds probable cause that you have been driving while under the influence of alcohol.
A Note on "Wet Reckless" Reductions for DWIs In years past, it was possible for certain offenders charged with Driving While Impaired to have their cases reduced to something like Careless & Reckless Driving. This type of reduction, known by some as a "Wet Reckless," has not been possible for decades. But is that the proper way to deal with all DWIs?
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Supports the “Talk it Out” Campaign Sponsored by the ABC Commission It has been a few months since a 20-year-old former UNC student, Chandler Kania, faced charges of 2nd degree murder after a head-on collision on I-85, but the fight against underage drinking goes on.