Did you wake up on the wrong side of a jail cell on New Year's Day thanks to a drunk driving charge?
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.
The implied consent laws in Illinois essentially say that the ability to own a driver's license is a privilege, not a right. By implication, anyone with a license has given the police consent to test for chemical impairments.
A lot of people look forward to summer, whether they plan to go on vacation to the beach or indulge in a "staycation" at home with friends.
A 27-year old North Carolina resident entered a guilty plea to a felony DUI. After hearing all the evidence and pleas from the woman, her family members and the family members of her victim, the judge issued a sentence of 15 years.
If you flunked a Breathalyzer test during a traffic stop, should you just give up and accept your fate?
What's the difference between a jail and a prison?
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.
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.
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.