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How can you challenge Breathalyzer results in North Carolina?

On Behalf of The Law Firm of Brent D. Ratchford DWI Defense

If you have been arrested and charged with DWI, you may start feeling overwhelmed. One thing that you may want to consider is challenging the breath test results. Some of the most common ways to do…

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The different types of field sobriety tests in North Carolina

On Behalf of The Law Firm of Brent D. Ratchford DWI Defense

When a police officer pulls you over on suspicion of driving under the influence in North Carolina, they will likely ask you to take a field sobriety test to determine whether or not you are impaired.…

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A hidden cost of a DWI conviction

On Behalf of The Law Firm of Brent D. Ratchford DWI Defense

There are a lot of costs associated with a conviction for drinking and driving: fines, the cost of getting your driver’s license reinstated, legal fees and so on. Even after you pay the penalties the judge…

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How a DUI on your record can affect your ability to drive

On Behalf of The Law Firm of Brent D. Ratchford DWI Defense

If you have no prior convictions for drinking and driving, being found guilty of DWI is unlikely to result in serious jail time. Unless there were aggravating factors involved, the judge could impose only a short…

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As courthouse restrictions ease, is your DWI case part of the backlog?

On Behalf of The Law Firm of Brent D. Ratchford DWI Defense

Among the many ways that the pandemic affected life in Gaston County and across North Carolina is putting the criminal justice system into a virtual freeze. While police were still arresting people, trial dates for lower-level…

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What are your rights during a traffic stop?

On Behalf of The Law Firm of Brent D. Ratchford DWI Defense

If you see flashing lights in your rear mirror, there is a good chance that you’ll need to pull to the side of the road. During a traffic stop, you are obligated to provide the North…

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From bad to worst: North Carolina’s six levels of DWI

On Behalf of The Law Firm of Brent D. Ratchford DWI Defense

Regular readers of our Gaston County criminal defense blog undoubtedly know that North Carolina has some of the toughest DWI laws in the nation. But few people are familiar with all six of our state’s DWI…

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Stopped for drug DWI? Here’s what to know

On Behalf of The Law Firm of Brent D. Ratchford DWI Defense

When the term DWI is mentioned, it usually involves drinking. However, a police officer may also stop you if they suspect you of driving under the influence of drugs. Many people in North Carolina and around…

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Defense strategies for DWI in North Carolina

On Behalf of The Law Firm of Brent D. Ratchford DWI Defense

The Tar Heel State has some of the harshest and most complicated penalties for individuals accused of driving while impaired (DWI). North Carolina has six different sentencing levels for those convicted. Levels III, IV and V…

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