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Raleigh DWI Attorney Considers New Laws to Curb Use of Cell Phones While Driving It seems that the use of your cell phone while driving may become the next big thing that you'll need a DWI attorney to defend you in court.
How Could Tiger Woods be Arrested for DUI When He Wasn’t Drunk? Raleigh DWI Lawyer Explains Most people think that you can only be charged with DWI if you were caught driving while intoxicated with alcohol. What they fail to realize, however, is that the cause of the “intoxication” can include any number of over-the-counter medication.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Reacts to Firing of County Employee Found Guilty of DWI A New Hanover county employee made the news in recent weeks after being charged with driving while impaired (DWI). In this case, it was not his DWI charge that was newsworthy, but other incidents following his arrest.
Raleigh DWI attorney comments on power outage to hundreds of fellow citizens. A breathalyzer is often used by police officers to confirm if an individual is driving while intoxicated (DWI). The results almost always used as evidence at a DWI trial. However, many DWI attorneys question the reliability of such tests.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Says Wake County Tops List of Most New Year’s Eve DWI Arrests Two of the NC triangle counties may have had too much fun over the holidays, according to recent data. New North Carolina Department of Transportation data shows it to be among the top five counties with the most DWI arrests during the yuletide season.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Questions the State of Utah Bill to Change DUI/DWI Laws to Lower Level of Impairment The national standard for determining whether a driver is impaired by alcohol has stood at .08 for over 10 years. Now, the Utah legislature has sent a law outlining a new standard to the governor for his signature. That new standard lowers the threshold of intoxication to .05, which would make state’s law the strictest in the nation.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Wonders, Is Caffeine on its Way to America’s Controlled Substances List? According to current figures, an estimated 1.5 million Driving While Impaired (DWI) arrests take place each year in the United States. While alcohol accounts for the vast majority of those cases, an entire laundry list of controlled substances are covered by DUI and DWI laws.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Notes Ignition Interlock Device Increasingly Required in Many States Ignition interlock devices (IID) have become a booming business. Since IIDs first came into use in the 1980s, some type of ignition interlock legislation has been passed in all 50 states. Many states now mandate the use of an IID for the first conviction.
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.