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How can I create a good defense against drunk driving charges?

Like many other states, North Carolina takes a severe approach to drunk driving. The consequences of a drunk driving conviction can be quite harsh, even for first time offenders. Common penalties include expensive fines, jail time and license revocation or suspension.

Zero tolerance means the 0.08 limit does not apply

The common perception is that you need to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 to be charged with a DUI. This is not always true. You can be charged if you blow into a breathalyzer and your BAC is over the limit. However, just coming in under the limit does not mean that you'll avoid charges.

North Carolina bar, employees charged in fatal DWI accident

Driving while under the influence can result in serious legal ramifications for the person behind the wheel -- particularly if someone is injured or killed as a result. However, businesses, employees of those businesses and even private citizens entertaining in their homes can face criminal charges as well. A Fayetteville, North Carolina, bar is learning that lesson the hard way.

What should you do if you encounter a DUI checkpoint?

This time of year as drunk driving accidents increase, police are out in force here in North Carolina and throughout the country in an effort to keep intoxicated drivers off the road. You're likely to see at least one DUI checkpoint over the holidays, particularly around New Year's.

What you need to know about Auto-Brewery Syndrome

When it comes to driving under the influence, some people are at a higher risk of intoxication than others. New studies have shed light on a condition called Auto-Brewery Syndrome, which causes a person's body to actually produce alcohol. Gaining an insight into this condition can lead court officials and lawmakers to a greater understanding of factors besides drinking that can affect a driver's blood alcohol concentration.

We're entering one of the most dangerous periods on our roads

We're coming up on the most joyous time of year for many people. Unfortunately, this holiday period also includes some of the most deadly days of the year on our nation's roads. This is due to a combination of more people on the road and increased drinking.

Deputy's credibility lapses get over 100 DWI cases dismissed

A Wake County sheriff's deputy who was a member of the Driving While Intoxicated Task Force was fired last month by the Sheriff. His termination occurred after a district court judge signed an order disqualifying the 15-year veteran of the sheriff's office as a competent witness due to his lying on the witness stand and falsifying documents in DWI cases.