Drinking and Driving in North Carolina

Drinking and Driving

It is against the law to operate a motor vehicle in North Carolina while under the influence of impairing substances, including alcohol and various drugs. If you are found to be driving while intoxicated, then you will be arrested and charged with DUI and you could face extremely harsh penalties if convicted of this crime. If you are over the age of 21 and your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher, then you could face harsh penalties for conviction of this crime. It is also important for you to know that there is no evidence brought in a DUI case that cannot be fought against by a skilled representative.

If you are convicted of a first-time DUI, then you could face penalties of at least 24 hours in jail, $200 in fines, and a license suspension lasting up to one year. For a second offense, you could face four days in jail, hefty fines, license suspension for up to four years, and mandatory ignition interlock device installation. This device acts like a breathalyzer that will test your BAC and either allow you to start the engine of your car or prevent the engine from starting. It is important to know that when a police officer stops you in North Carolina and asks you to perform a field sobriety test, you can refuse without incurring additional penalties.

Drinking Driving

Implied Consent

In this state, there is an implied consent law, meaning that if you are driving on the roads of this state, you consent to performing chemical tests such as a breathalyzer or urine test. If you refuse to take this test then you could lose your license for one year. At Scott Law Firm, we provide skillful representation for those that have been charged with various crimes, we understand the severity of the situation that you face, and we can provide you with the aggressive legal assistance that you need. It is important that you speak with our firm as soon as possible in order to begin building a strong defense of your case that will stand up in court.

Personal Injury Explanation

Personal Injury Law

At Scott Law Firm, we operate by providing unique legal assistance for your specific circumstances. We understand the severity of a situation in which you have been injured by the negligent acts of others and we know how to effectively pursue beneficial results. If you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligent or intentional acts of others, then you may greatly benefit from the legal assistance of our firm. We can assist you with any of the following incidents:

Car Accident

Negligent drivers on the road who do not comply with traffic laws and safety regulations can cause serious damage and injury to other people on the road. If you have been injured by a negligent driver, then seek the legal assistance of our firm immediately!

Dog Bites

Many people keep pet dogs as companions, however there are many cases in which these domesticated animals become overprotective or behave in an inexplicably aggressive way. If you are injured in a dog attack, then the property or dog owner may be held responsible.

Head Injury

Suffering from a head injury or traumatic brain injury can result in impaired motor skills and even paralysis or paraplegia. These injuries can occur in many different ways, and it is important that you are compensated for any financial hardship you have incurred along with this injury.

Motorcycle Accident

Due to the nature of its design, a motorcycle is unable to provide the same safety features as a small sedan and it can be much more difficult to see on the road. Because of this difficulty, it is more prone to accidents, and riders are in potential danger of far more serious injuries than people in cars.

Slip and Fall

Premises liability provides that guests or other invitees who are injured on a property may hold the property owners responsible for the injuries sustained. Property owners have a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for licensees and invitees.

Truck Accident

Truck Accident

Weighing up to 80,000 pounds and stretching up to 75 feet in length, semi-trucks can cause some of the most serious accidents on the road. Commercial drivers are held to a strict regimen when driving across the nation, and if they violate these laws, then they may be held responsible for the injuries sustained in an accident.

Wrongful Death

If your loved one has been killed in an accident due to the negligent acts of another, they are said to be the victims of wrongful death. Family members and dependents of the victims of wrongful death may be able to collect damages and compensation for their loss.

Injured in an accident?

If you have been injured in an accident, then it is vitally important that you speak with a representative from Scott Law Firm to begin building a case that will pursue your goals and desires. You may be able to collect monetary compensation for your injuries, and our legal team can assist you in this process. In order to bring a personal injury case in court, you must be able to prove two elements in your case:

The other individual acted negligently.

Their negligence was a proximate cause for your injuries.

If you are able to prove these two elements, then you may be awarded monetary compensation. In order to prove that the other person acted negligently, you must show that they owed you a duty of care and that they violated this duty of care through an unreasonable accident or with deliberate intent. Our firm can provide you with the legal assistance that you need in your case. Seek the representation of our firm in your case immediately!

About Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

There are many different criminal actions that a person can be charged with, however, there are very few that come with the same social stigma, embarrassment, and emotional trauma as being charged with a sex crime such as rape. It is important to know that if you have been charged with a sex crime, there are mistakes that are often made in these cases. Evidence can be compromised, witnesses can be confused as to what they saw, and people can deliberately infringe on your rights and lie to obtain a conviction.

You need to know that there are laws regarding how evidence may be obtained, and if these are violated, then any evidence obtained cannot be used against you in court. This is pursuant to your rights to due process of the law. Various kinds of sex crimes that a person could be charged with include rape, sexual assault, indecent exposure, sexual activity with a minor, prostitution, and solicitation of a minor. Many of these crimes can carry severe penalties for conviction, such as hefty fines, jail or prison time, and mandatory sex offender registration.

Defending Your Rights in Court

Sex offender registration is a record that will follow you for the rest of your life and is accessible by the public. You could be denied housing, employment, bank loans, and other benefits that require a background check if you are registered as a sex offender. It is important to have an attorney who can help prevent your rights from being violated and ensure that you are given a fair trial according to your constitutional rights. At Scott Law Firm, we understand the severity of the situation that you face and we can provide you with the skillful representation that you need. Contact our firm for legal assistance today!