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Don't ruin your Thanksgiving with a drunk driving arrest

Social drinking tends to increase during all holidays -- and Thanksgiving is no exception. Unfortunately, social drinkers (unlike regular drinkers) are at a disadvantage when it comes to knowing their limits. Not every social drinker who gets intoxicated sets out to end up that way, which is why not everyone has a designated driver ready to take them home.

Innocent but arrested for drugged driving in North Carolina

With the legalization of marijuana happening across the country, many false drugged driving arrests have occurred. While marijuana is not legal in North Carolina, it is still possible to be falsely arrested on drugged driving charges. The problem with these arrests is that there are no reliable testing methods as there are with drunk driving.

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.

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