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.
Getting a DWI (driving while intoxicated) or DUI (driving under the influence) can result in serious penalties. For those who are arrested and charged for these offenses, there are some viable techniques that can result in reduced or dropped penalties. Here are five tips about how to defend against a DWI/DUI.
When a man who is stopped for suspicion of impairment shows a zero reading for alcohol on a breath test it would seem to greatly challenge the viability of a DUI prosecution. Consequently, making an arrest under that circumstance is debatable and probably ill-advised. That reasoning is exponentially increased, however, when the blood test also comes back with a zero reading! This is what has happened to the mayor of the North Carolina town of New Bern who was charged with DUI and whose tests came back negative.
The cause of a tragic North Carolina car accident has been linked to high speed and drinking while driving. The crash occurred in the early morning hours when the driver lost control of his vehicle while trying to negotiate a curve. The truck veered off of the road and flipped, ejecting one of the passengers. The driver deemed responsible for the car accident is now facing criminal charges including DWI, underage drinking and reckless driving.
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.
In North Carolina, a person can be arrested for drunk driving even if his or her blood alcohol level is just above the legal limit. Moreover, a Breathalyzer or field sobriety test does not necessarily offer absolute evidence, and a mere allegation of drunk driving is just that: an allegation. That may be worth keeping in mind with regards to a story that appeared in the news recently about a doctor who is facing a DUI charge.
A senior chemistry major at North Carolina State was critically injured yesterday morning when another student hit his bike while allegedly driving drunk on campus. Authorities say that the impact of the car was violent and that the biking student was thrown onto the car's windshield. The impact of the biker's body smashed the windshield of the car where he landed. The biker was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
A North Carolina man from Hickory is now facing substantial criminal charges after he crashed into a mobile Breathalyzer unit. He has been accused of driving while impaired, but was initially taken to an area hospital for injuries he sustained in the accident. If convicted, he could face serious consequences. The accident reportedly happened early on the morning of Dec. 4 while officers were conducting a DWI checkpoint along U.S. Highway 321 Business. While officers worked to close up the mobile testing lab, the 21-year-old apparently drove into the back end of the vehicle. When the crash occurred, there were multiple officers, a magistrate and two DWI suspects inside the mobile lab, which is about the size of an RV.
For many hardworking North Carolinians, it's nice to go out with friends and just unwind towards the end of the work week. Sometimes that downtime involves alcohol. Unfortunately, too much alcohol can lead to an accident that alters the lives of everyone involved.
In the state of North Carolina, some cases simply demand a strong criminal defense. A Morrisville man has been accused of attempted first-degree arson in conjunction with a prior charge for the murder of a 34-year-old woman. The same man faces a host of charges for his involvement in a series of home robberies that took place the week before the violent crime.