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DWI IMPAIRMENT: WHAT IS THE LEGAL STANDARD?

Impairment: What is the legal standard? There are several different ways to check if someone is physically or mentally impaired when they are pulled over or stopped at a checkpoint.  The old road test of touching your nose and the balance test which you have seen on TV or in the movies are a bit [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

THE COST OF A DWI | Hiring an Experienced DWI Attorney Can Help!

THE COST OF A DWI The effects of DWI’s are greater than most people expect. The cost of a great DWI lawyer to represent someone in a Driving While Impaired case is high due to the amount of work that it takes for an experienced DWI lawyer to complete the case from start to finish. [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Ignition Interlock Violations | Do I Need a DWI Attorney?

IGNITION INTERLOCK VIOLATIONS The punishment for driving while impaired (DWI) is not similar in all cases. The punishment for a DWI can be a hefty fine, revocation of your driver’s license and even jail time. The big question that most people ask is, “Can I still drive if I am found guilty of driving while [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

IGNITION INTERLOCK VIOLATIONS

  “I received a letter from the DMV indicating that I was not in compliance due to an alleged alcohol violation, what can I do?” In short, you need to contact the experienced attorneys at Dummit Fradin ASAP!  The most common scenario involves what is called an “ACR violation”, or Alcohol Content Restriction (i.e. individual’s [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

DWI and Vehicle Seizure

DWI Blog – DWI and Vehicle Seizure “I was charged with DWI in North Carolina and my vehicle was seized, and I am told it is going to be sold, is this true and how can I stop it?” The short answer is: “it depends”.  If you or someone you know has had their vehicle [...]

By | January 5th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

DWI Anonymous Tips

DWI Blog - Anonymous Tips  “Can I be charged and arrested for Driving While Impaired (DWI) based on someone calling 911, and merely stating that my driving was bad?” According to the recent United States Supreme Court case, Navarette v. California, 572 U.S. ___ (2014), an anonymous tip may sometimes be sufficient to justify a [...]

By | January 5th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

DWI Factors and DWI Sentencing Part I

Factors and DWI Sentencing Part I This will be a two-part blog post focusing on the intricacies of Driving While Impaired Sentencing Factors and Sentencing Levels.  This first post will provide an overview of DWI plea or trial considerations, and include the DWI Sentencing Factors.  Part II will focus on Driving While Impaired Sentencing Levels [...]

By | January 5th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Post-Release Supervision for Aggravated Level One DWI Offenders

Post-Release Supervision for Aggravated Level One DWI Offenders  Formerly, the most severe sentence that could be imposed for any of the impaired driving offenses pursuant to N.C.G.S. 20-179 was a Level 1 sentence.  Level 1 punishment carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 24 months and a maximum fine of $4,000.  Level 1 sentencing is [...]

By | January 5th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Can you be arrested for Driving While Impaired just because the police officer smells alcohol on you?

Can you be arrested for Driving While Impaired just because the police officer smells alcohol on you? Criminal law features many standards.  For instance, in order to stop you for Driving While Impaired (DWI) a law enforcement officer must have “reasonable articulable suspicion” that you were driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance.  [...]

By | December 19th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Fight 30 Day Civil Revocation

The Process To Fight The 30 Day Civil Revocation In North Carolina, if you are charged with driving while impaired (“DWI”) and refuse to submit to a breath test or blood test, or receive a result of .08 or greater then you will be subject to an immediate 30 day civil revocation of your driver’s [...]

By | December 2nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments