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Understand the levels of sentencing for DWI in North Carolina

If you face DWI charges in North Carolina, it may be helpful to know what may happen. In the State of North Carolina, there are several different levels that the courts consider to determine an individual’s penalty when found guilty. Understand what you could be facing by reviewing the different levels of sentencing in a DWI case.

Should you refuse a breathalyzer test?

Most people who are stopped by the police for a traffic violation are not always sure what to do. It is very stressful, and many people act without thinking. If you have been drinking, you may be even more willing to act out and refuse a breathalyzer or another test to determine whether you are driving under the influence. What should you do if the police pull you over? 

How your social media activity can be used as evidence

Many North Carolina college students need to think twice before posting photos and stats about their reckless behavior on social media. As exciting as it is to get likes and everyone’s attention, not everything you do ought to be shared online. Do not fall prey to the false sense of security that social media and its privacy settings provide. 

Talking to your teenagers about DWI

Talking to your teenagers about drinking and driving can save their lives and their licenses. In North Carolina, drivers over the age of 21 are not legally intoxicated to drive until their blood alcohol content is 0.08 percent or higher. For drivers under the age of 21, there is zero tolerance for drinking and driving. If your teenager is caught with alcohol in his or her system, the consequences could be harsh.