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What is 'failure to discharge duties' in North Carolina?

Aspiring Statesville and other local North Carolina politicians might not be fully aware of this, but when they took on a political office or position, even one at the local level, they can be criminally charged for not doing their jobs. Such was the case for a sheriff recently, and the details of his case were reported in a previous post on this blog.

Truckers beware: you may not be able to shake that ticket

In the past, it was common in the traffic courts around North Carolina and the rest of the country to offer deals to infrequent or first-time traffic offenders, who got caught in a minor slip up, like driving a few miles over the limit or pushing through a yellow light. These deals would usually involve the payment of some money or doing something good for the community, in exchange for avoiding what some commercial drivers consider the biggest consequence of a traffic ticket, the black mark on one's drivig record.

If I blew over 0.08 on a breath test, should I just plead guilty?

Many people in Statesville, North Carolina, might have the impression that if they are stopped on the suspicion of being a drunk driver, and then get taken to a police station for a breath test, the result listed on that machine is the final word on the matter.

Can an officer make me take field sobriety tests?

When pulled over on the suspicion of drunk driving, most Statesville, North Carolina, motorists will likely volunteer to take certain field sobriety tests, which are exercises and other physical assessments that, at least according to police and prosecutors, prove whether or not a person has had too much alcohol to be able to drive safely.

North Carolina's driving points system

As is the case with other states, North Carolina has a points system it uses to identify, and punish, drivers who have a pattern of being unsafe on the state's roads or who commit serious safety violations while driving. These points are assessed administratively and are an additional penalty above and beyond having the pay a traffic ticket.

Overview of domestic violence laws in North Carolina

Many Statesville, North Carolina, residents may struggle in their romantic relationships, and there may even be a lot of serious tension at home that occasionally boils over. However, as Statesville residents can probably guess, North Carolina law prohibits domestic violence, and someone who crosses the line from being angry to being abusive may face serious legal consequences.

Protections against DWI charges

The possible penalties and consequences for a DWI charge are not insignificant. They can range from possible incarceration and hefty fines to license suspension and an increase in insurance premiums. Because of the serious potential penalties and consequences associated with a DWI charge, it is important to understand that criminal defense rights apply in all situations when an individual has been accused of committing a crime and that they provide important protections for accused individuals.

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