If you are facing charges for a DUI, your goal is ultimately to avoid a criminal record. A guilty conviction can affect you years down the road as you try to get a job, and the way you handle your own defense can mean all the difference between innocent and guilty. Once you have been charged, there are ways you can sabotage your own defense without even realizing it.
Everyone loves a fun party, but there always needs to be some ground rules. Keeping everyone's safety in mind doesn't mean the fun has to end. If you're throwing a party, you have a responsibility to ensure your guests don't drink and drive. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind to prevent drunk driving.
Quite often drunk driving is thought of as being a crime that only occurs on the roadways. North Carolina residents know better since every summer at least one drunk driving accident on the water will lead to senseless boating deaths. This was sadly the case on the weekend of May 31, when two boaters died in what is suspected to be an incidence of drinking and boating.
A North Carolina police officer faces charges after a recent incident. The sheriff's deputy was charged with suspected drunk driving and has been fired from his post. The drunk driving accident incident occurred in Onslow County.
A North Carolina man accused of drunk driving in a fatal crash in 2010 has made a plea in his case. The alleged drunk driving accident occurred when his vehicle crossed over the center line and collided with another vehicle being driving by a 23-year-old woman. The woman passed away at the crash scene, and the driver faced several criminal charges.
Some North Carolina families may have had their lives impacted by a drunk driving accident. Any time that someone chooses to get behind the wheel after consuming alcoholic beverages, it is possible that they could be involved in an accident that results in serious injuries or even a fatality. Victims of a drunk driving accident have legal rights available to them and may be able to seek compensation through the civil courts.
A North Carolina driver is facing DWI charges after being involved in an accident. The woman was reportedly driving north when she traveled onto the road shoulder. Sensing her mistake, she overcorrected and crossed over the center line of traffic. Her vehicle then went off the road on the opposite side and overturned. After officers responded to the crash, they charged her with DWI.
A driver accused of causing a fatal car crash is facing at least one criminal charge in the case. The accident in North Carolina has led to the death of a 24-year-old man. DWI charges have since been leveled against the driver. The accident occurred at an intersection shortly after midnight when the victim's Mazda was hit by a Saturn.
A woman has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident in North Carolina. The accused drunk driver apparently struck a pedestrian with her vehicle and then fled the scene of the crash. She has since been arrested for her role in the accident.
A North Carolina man has been accused of driving drunk after being involved in a car accident that took the life of a pedestrian. The crash is currently being investigated, but the man has been arrested and is now facing drunk driving charges. Before being taken to jail, the man was transported to a local hospital to undergo a blood draw.