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May 2017 Archives

What are the penalties for misdemeanor driving while impaired?

When it comes to misdemeanor driving while impaired in North Carolina, there are five levels a person could be charged with, with level five having the least serious penalties and level one having the most significant penalties. It is a good idea, however, to understand the penalties that follow all these levels, so that an informed defense can be made if you are charged with misdemeanor drunk driving.

Revoking driver's licenses does not always prevent car accidents

There are a number of reasons why a person in North Carolina may be penalized with a suspension or revocation of their driver's license. One is if the person is convicted of drunk driving. Another includes certain moving violations, including driving well above the posted speed limit or driving recklessly. Finally, a person could be penalized with a suspension or revocation of their driver's license if they do not pay a court fine or do not attend a court hearing when they are supposed to.

When does a false arrest violate the Constitution?

Police misconduct is a divisive issue in Concord these days, especially given the high-profile nature of certain instances across the nation over the past couple years, in which some claim police used too much force when performing their jobs. What is important to keep in mind, however, is that police are limited in what they can do, per the United States Constitution.

What are my rights when I am pulled over by police?

Sitting on the side of the road with a police officer's car lights flashing behind you is a stressful, even sometimes scary, situation. Recent cases of arrest-related violence have made national headlines and sparked a discussion on individual rights when interacting with police. How does the law protect citizens from overzealous officers?

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