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The drunk driving checkpoint and what to expect

Drunk driving is a serious crime that occurs in Raleigh, North Carolina and all over the country. No matter how much people try to avoid it, they might wind up being pulled over by a police officer for suspicion of drunk driving. Many drunk driving arrests occur at drunk driving checkpoints, also known as DUI checkpoints. These checkpoints are utilized throughout the year but are most common around any major holiday.

How often should police calibrate their Breathalyzer devices?

A Breathalyzer device does not always render an accurate test result. In fact, the result will be particularly inaccurate if police fail to calibrate the Breathalyzer properly. For this reason, test results rendered by an inappropriately calibrated breath test devices are sometimes thrown out and cannot be used as evidence against a drunk driver during his or her criminal proceedings.

Avoid getting arrested for drunk driving charge with these tips

If you've been arrested and accused of drunk driving, you're at risk of having it happen again. The fact is, the way society has organized our cities and towns around driving -- and the fact that virtually everyone enjoys drinking alcoholic beverages -- sets up a scenario in which drunk driving is extremely common, regardless of whether the drivers get arrested or accused of the offense.

Airline pilots and drunk driving convictions: What happens?

It's not easy to become a commercial airline pilot. You need to log countless hours in the air and pass numerous tests before gaining the requisite experience to land a commercial airline pilot job. All this hard work, however, could be lost in an instant if you are convicted of a drunk driving offense.

What should I do if the police pull me over?

If you're a North Carolina motorist, at some point in time, you'll probably get pulled over a by a police officer. This can be a nerve-wracking experience because police can appear intimidating, and they have the capacity to arrest you or give you a costly traffic ticket, so it's understandable if you're nervous. Nevertheless, it's important that you keep your wits about you during the traffic stop and adhere to the following advice:

Drunk driving charges after a fatal crash need a careful defense

A drunk driving conviction can result in serious criminal consequences. These consequences, however, will be compounded when the drunk driving conviction involves a fatal accident that a court deems to be caused by the driver's intoxication. An alleged drunk driving crash that recently resulted in the death of an Uber driver is an example of such an incident.

Zero tolerance drunk driving charges in North Carolina

When it comes to drunk driving, North Carolina is a zero tolerance state in multiple ways. In our state, zero tolerance drunk driving laws apply to the following three categories of drivers: commercial vehicle drivers, school bus drivers and motorists under the age of 21.

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