DWI/DUI Defense

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. While breath tests remain authorized tools for assessing the condition of the…

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. Medical experts recognize the…

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…

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…

Robert Davis was recently fired from the Wake County Sheriff’s Office for providing false testimony. After his dishonest testimony came to light, the result of irrefutable video evidence, those cases that Davis had pending in Wake County were dismissed by our elected DA. However, the firing of Deputy Davis and the…

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…

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…