Currently Browsing:dwi

Can I Be Convicted of DWI/DUI if I Blow a 0.07 BAC?

Unfortunately, yes.  There are two (2) ways to convict someone of DWI.  The first is through a number (BAC or Blood), and the second is by showing general impairment (mostly through field sobriety tests/admissions, etc.).  But what if you blow a 0.07 and do well on the field sobriety tests? You still could be convicted, although […]

Should I hire a Lawyer for my speeding ticket? (Part 2)

I field this question often.  I advise people that I can paint my house, but if I want it done properly, and without inconvenience, then I’ll hire someone.  Additionally to that, when someone is on a group insurance policy, has had tickets in the past, have multiple charges, were charged going a high rate of speed, […]

Pulled over for DWI: Do I blow or not blow? (Part 2)

This is main question I receive from friends, people at parties, individuals currently being pulled over, and by clients during their initial consultations.  This is a two-tiered answer.  Blowing on the side of the road via the Portable Breath Test:  This is something you are not legally required to do.  Law enforcement will try to pressure you into […]

BAC of 0.14 vs. 0.15: Why is this important?

The distinction between a 0.14 blood alcohol content vs. 0.15 blood alcohol content, is critical if convicted of DWI in NC.  If 0.15 or higher, defendants could face not only a 45-day waiting period before having any ability to drive, but they may also be required to have an Ignition Interlock System installed on their […]