DWI/DUI Defense

Holidays may be a good time to let loose and celebrate, but get behind the wheel having had one drink too many and you could end up in jail. The North Carolina Transportation Department and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program reported that approximately 1,800 arrests from driving while impaired (DWI)…

Being the mayor offers no exception against DWI cases in North Carolina—not even when you get a 0.00 on a breathalyzer test—so it’s always good to have a knowledgeable Raleigh DWI lawyer that you can trust. This is exactly what New Bern Mayor Lee W. Bettis Jr. showed when he was arrested…

Keeping Your Independence Day Safe and Legal Independence Day is the quintessential summer holiday – a time for family get-togethers, backyard cookouts, and fireworks. Yet every year, thousands of people across the state of North Carolina find themselves ticketed or in jail because their festivities got out of hand. Here…

Driver Holding CDL Cannot be Punished Twice for NC DWI In a recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals on January 15, 2013 in State v. McKenzie, the court held that a person who possesses a North Carolina commercial driver’s license (CDL) cannot be punished twice by having their CDL…

Labor Day is on Monday and everyone who gets to celebrate is undoubtedly looking forward to it. While a lot of us get to enjoy the day off, law enforcement will be working hard. The police and the highway patrol will be out in full force. North Carolina will be…

Did you know that drinking and driving is legal in North Carolina? It is only illegal to drive after consuming enough alcohol to have a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more or so much alcohol that it affects your ability to control your brain or body. In other words, if you have consumed alcohol, you are…

Typically, people think of cars when it comes to DWIs. While driving automobiles are the most common way to get a DWI, you can really drive almost anything and be charged with driving while impaired. The impaired driving statute uses the term vehicle. Vehicle is defined as “every vehicle self-propelled” to run…