cocaine law

Cocaine isn’t just a problem in Florida or Southern California. It’s not only found in nightclubs frequented by financiers and movie stars. It’s all over the country, including right here in North Carolina. As of 2010, the most recent year for which data is available, cocaine was the second most commonly used illegal drug in…

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DWI

North Carolina has some of the strictest DWI laws and most severe DWI punishments in the US. A DWI in North Carolina the state has the right to seize and sell your car. It can also result in hefty fines and jail time, even for a first offense. A DWI conviction goes on your permanent…

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DWI

When you get pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated or stopped at a DWI checkpoint, the officer may ask you to give a breath test. That test will measure your blood alcohol content. If you’re over the legal limit, you may be charged with a DWI. Can you refuse to take the breath…

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DWI

In 2012, the last year for which data is available, there were 402 drunk-driving fatalities in North Carolina. That’s about a third of the total car crash fatalities. There were about 8,500 alcohol-related car crash injuries. All in all, drunk-driving fatalities cost the taxpayers of North Carolina about $2 billion in 2012. With a price…

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reckless driving

You’re being charged with a DWI. It’s a big deal – you’re facing potential jail time and serious fines. Even if it’s your first offense, you’re facing extremely severe penalties. Your insurance costs will skyrocket. Your employer may require you to report any criminal charges, meaning you may lose your job. You’ll also have to…

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DWI

In 1983, North Carolina combined all of its alcohol- and drug- related driving laws into a single offense called “Driving While Impaired.” Most DWI stops are alcohol-related. North Carolina DWI Laws The legal limit for individuals over the age of 21 is a BAC of 0.08%. For commercial vehicle operators, it’s 0.04%. If you already…

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attorney

Most personal injury attorneys charge a “contingency fee.” That means their fee depends on the amount they recover for you. A typical contingency fee is one-third of the recovery amount or slightly more than one-third if your attorney has to file a lawsuit rather than just negotiate a settlement. The contingent fee structure gives your…

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