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Criminal conviction could jeopardize your college financial aid

As you undoubtedly know, having a criminal conviction on your record could have a considerable impact on your life. You may feel that this type of issue is not one with which you should concern yourself as a young college student with the rest of your life ahead of you. However, your situation may be the exact reason you should have concerns about potentially facing criminal charges.

Too many drinks may ruin a good time and increase DWI risk

At many social gatherings, you and many others in North Carolina choose to consume alcohol as part of the festivities. Often, alcoholic beverages may make you feel loosened up and allow you to feel as if you enjoy yourself more than if you drank only non-alcoholic beverages. However, it may interest you to know that drinking too much alcohol could hamper your good time, as well as put you at risk of a high blood-alcohol concentration level.

Understanding your rights could help deter unnecessary suspicions

Even a routine traffic stop can be an intimidating experience. Perhaps you were travelling a little above the speed limit or had a burnt-out headlight. You could be feeling a bit stressed out over your current situation, but what happens if you suddenly find yourself accused of drunk driving?

Acetone: not just your average nail polish remover ingredient

You've probably seen the word acetone listed as an ingredient on nail polish remover, a staple supply found in many home cabinets in North Carolina. Professional salons use acetone often for dissolving nail polish as well. By now, you're likely wondering what any of this has to do with the criminal justice system and why it's the topic of a post on a legal blog. The answer has to do with chemical testing often administered in suspected drunk driving situations.

Remaining in charge of your future when accused of a drug crime

It is often impossible to predict what the future may hold. Your plans for the road ahead might include a college education, which you could already be in the process of obtaining. Perhaps you have already acquired an intern position within your chosen field; the future may be looking brighter every passing day. What happens to these plans if you suddenly find yourself facing criminal charges?

What is the purpose of the standardized field sobriety test?

Movies and television shows depict police officers making drunk drivers touch their noses, say the alphabet backwards and other tasks to determine whether they are intoxicated. In real life, these do not fall under the standardized field sobriety tests because their accuracy is highly questionable.

Hey, slow down! The radar gun evidence isn't infallible

It's easy to lose track of your speed when you drive around with your college buddies. Before you know it, you could find yourself handing your license and registration to the police officer holding the radar gun a few miles back that you failed to see. Did the officer give you a speeding ticket? Don't be in a hurry to pay it, especially if you received your ticket based on a radar gun. Those devices aren't infallible.

I lost my driving privileges. What are my legal options?

Losing your driving privileges is more than just an inconvenience. It can have a direct impact on your job, your ability to have an active role in your kids' lives and your overall quality of life. If you lost your license as the result of a drunk driving offense in North Carolina, you would be wise to seek legal counsel regarding the best way for you to protect your rights and restore your driving privileges.

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