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The effects of alcohol on driving skills

When it comes to alcohol and driving, most people realize the need to avoid drinking and driving. Even if you have never been cited for a DUI or DWI, you likely know someone whose life has been affected by a drunk driver. Unfortunately, this knowledge is often forgotten in the moment of deciding whether or not to drive after drinking, especially if it was only a small amount of alcohol. The holidays are a time of celebration, but whether you are toasting to the new year or sharing a seasonal eggnog with an old friend, there are some things about alcohol's effects on drivers that you need to keep in mind during this time of year.

Don't let drunk driving ruin your holiday season

Drunk driving is a serious problem all year long, but during the winter holiday season, the problem seems a lot worse. The winter holiday season often includes holiday parties that might occur when the roads are slick because of wintry precipitation. Since most of these parties occur at night, you also have the darkness that makes things even more dangerous.

Swift action, thorough investigation needed for DUI and DWI cases

Being charged with drunk driving in North Carolina can lead to a host of consequences. The consequences of a conviction can range from time in jail and hefty fines to the loss of your license and social stigmas. Those consequences can life-changing if you are convicted. We understand that you likely want to fight the drunk driving charges against you or at least try to minimize the consequences.

What are some possible defenses of my North Carolina DWI charge?

Being arrested on charges of driving while under the influence can be an extremely humbling experience. You may feel as though the best course of action available is to throw yourself at the mercy of the court and accept any consequences for your actions. However, it's important for you to know that DWI laws are equally harsh against defendants who actually realize the errors of their ways and plan to reform as they are for scofflaw defendants who have not yet learned their lesson and will continue to drive drunk.

The different levels of DUIs in North Carolina

In the state of North Carolina, most cases of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are classified as misdemeanors. However, there are five misdemeanor levels, all carrying different penalties. Understanding the consequences associated with each level can help defendants be more informed about the options and what will happen in the case of a conviction.

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