If you are charged with a DWI conviction in North Carolina, you can check the paperwork given to you by the court to see if you need an ignition interlock device installed. The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) is your first point of contact, then check with your DWI … [Read more...] about How Do I Know If I Need an Interlock Device?
If you’ve been ordered by the courts to install an ignition interlock, you have two choices. You can install the device and get back to living your life and enjoying your privilege to drive. OR, you can choose not to install the interlock because on top of all the other costs associated with a DWI, … [Read more...] about Why Take the Risk? An Ignition Interlock Will Cost You Less.
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.