After a DUI conviction in North Carolina, you license will be suspended for 45 days, during which it is illegal for you to operate a vehicle. After you serve that suspension, you can apply for limited driving privileges which allow you to drive to work and for essential things such as child care … [Read more...] about Information You Can Use: Ignition Interlock Laws In North Carolina
Ignition interlock providers in every state get calls regularly asking, "Can I put an interlock device on my motorcycle?" In most states the answer is no, but North Carolina bikers can install ignition interlocks on motorcycles and keep moving on two wheels. Here's what you need to know Yes, You … [Read more...] about Ignition Interlocks on Motorcycles in North Carolina
For most people, getting an ignition interlock is a new experience. Chances are, if you’re required to install an interlock in North Carolina, you’ve got some questions. You’ll find a lot of answers at the Monitech website. But sometimes some pretty specific questions come up, and it's worth … [Read more...] about Questions About Your North Carolina Ignition Interlock?
We know that drunk drivers cause deaths all the time – some 30,000 each year in this country. But is that murder? According to the law books in many states, it is – of a sort. A recent case in Winston-Salem shows that a murder charge is a definite possibility if you kill someone while driving drunk … [Read more...] about Why Would a Drunk Driver be Charged with Murder?
It started when Vicki Susan Poitinger hit a car with her Camaro and kept driving. That was bad decision number 2 in a string of bad decisions. What was number 1? It will be obvious. She threw a can of Mikes Harder Lemonade (8 percent alcohol by volume) into a neighbor’s yard and asked the … [Read more...] about How Bad Decisions Multiply Due to Alcohol
You normally would not consider backing into a police car as beneficial to you or society at large. Especially if the police officer whose car it is watches you do it. But it was a fairly good outcome for one man in Morganton, NC. To understand why, you need to understand the situation. Not long … [Read more...] about Backing Into a Police Car Was a Good Thing. No, Really.
Last September a Chevrolet driven by a man named Robert Kite flew off an elevated highway ramp onto the road about 300 feet below. Robert Kite, a father of six, was killed instantly. Since his blood alcohol level was 3 times the legal limit, the North Carolina ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) … [Read more...] about Do You Punish a Restaurant for Serving Drinks That Killed a Man?
A lot of people are riding mopeds in North Carolina because they have DWIs. Since no license or insurance is required to drive a moped in the state, the scooters are a logical means of transport for someone who’s lost his or her driver’s license. The last thing you're thinking about is the … [Read more...] about Is a DWI on a Moped Possible in North Carolina? Yes!