Can You Get a DWI in a Self-Driving Vehicle?

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Yearly Archives: 2018

  1. Can You Get a DWI in a Self-Driving Vehicle?

    In several instances, police officers in North Carolina found intoxicated drivers asleep behind the wheel of moving, autonomous vehicles. In all these cases, law enforcement charged these motorists with driving under the influence. Today’s “self-driving” vehicles, like the Tesla, may seem like a free pass for a drunk driver. But, such vehicles are not entirely autonomous.

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  2. Shoplifting During the Holidays

    Regardless of faith, most people give gifts during the holidays. In 2013, Americans spent roughly $3 trillion on holiday gifts. Unfortunately, many people cannot afford gifts for their friends and loved ones. Due to personal embarrassment and the high expectations of the season, some of them turn to shoplifting.

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  3. Should I Talk to a Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyer Before I Pay a Traffic Ticket?

    Especially for people who live in large urban areas like Raleigh-Durham, traffic tickets are a fact of life. Officers hand out lots of traffic tickets, largely because they are a revenue source. As a result, traffic ticket fines and costs are a lot higher than they used to be. Additionally, too many traffic tickets could mean more than lots of fines. It could mean drivers’ license suspension as well.

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  4. Can Felons Vote in North Carolina?

    The right to vote is one of the most important rights in America. Voting is one of the best ways to express your opinion, contribute to our government, and hold elected officials accountable for their actions or inactions. Our votes affect our lives in many ways, on important local and national issues from housing and education to immigration and health care. The 2018 midterms have come and gone, so the 2020 Presidential election is up next.

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  5. Plea Bargaining in North Carolina

    At Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, we work to obtain a “not guilty” verdict or get the case dismissed. However, in some situations, the nature of the evidence makes such results impossible to achieve. But, that doesn’t mean a positive result is out of reach.

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  6. Common Law Enforcement Misues During DWI Arrests

    In a previous post, we discussed some of the common mistakes people make in a drunk driving case. In much the same way, police officers commit many mistakes in this area as well. These procedural errors give a Raleigh DWI lawyer additional leverage in the case. So, if you are facing DWI charged, there is no reason to lose hope.

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  7. Gun Laws in North Carolina

    In terms of the overall legal environment, North Carolina is probably one of the most gun-friendly states in the nation. Nevertheless, there are certain rules that residents must obey to avoid criminal charges. North Carolina is a limited permitless state. Open carry is allowed without a permit, if the person can legally own a firearm […]

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  8. NC Cannabis and Marijuana Laws

    Most states in the Union allow medical or recreational use of cannabis, and many allow both. However, that is not the case in the Tarheel State. There is a limited medical marijuana law, but that’s it. Legislators periodically introduce bills on this issue, and some bear watching. But for most purposes, marijuana is still illegal in North Carolina.

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  9. What to Do at a Wake County DWI Checkpoint

    Police officers often set up DWI roadblocks this time of year, as Labor Day Weekend is considered a high drinking-and-driving holiday. If you have encountered, or anticipate encountering, a DWI checkpoint in North Carolina, you may be curious about your rights at sobriety roadblocks.

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  10. Are DWI Checkpoints Legal in North Carolina?

    North Carolina is one of 39 states which currently allow sobriety checkpoints. These checkpoints, which are also known as DWI checkpoints or roadblocks, enable law enforcement officers to stop motor vehicles at random to determine if their drivers are intoxicated.

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