One of the most serious traffic offenses that a driver can be charged with in NC is passing a stopped school bus. Many people are not aware that NC General Statutes allow a driver to be charged even if a law enforcement officer does not personally observe the violation. School buses are equipped with recording equipment on both the inside and outside of the bus. The law requires a driver passing a stopped school bus with red lights flashing or stop sign deployed, to stop and not pass the vehicle until the red lights are no longer flashing.
“I blew a .12 but I felt fine to drive.” Or, “I drank two glasses of wine and I felt really drunk.” Both statements are examples of the difference between Blood Alcohol Concentration (B.A.C.) and perceived impairment. When discussing DWI it is important to understand the different ways the state can prove impairment in a Driving While Impaired (DWI) case. The two standards are B.A.C or “appreciable impairment.” The legislature has determined that a B.A.C. of .08 on a breath alcohol test is legal proof of impairment. However, the state can also prove impairment by showing the driver’s
Most traffic citations can be reduced or dismissed. A driver that is convicted for a moving violation will receive points on their license and increased insurance premiums. Our goal is to handle your citation so that you will not get points on your license and to keep your insurance costs minimized. Some examples of common reductions are: *Improper Equipment (IE): Used for speeds up to 20 mph over the speed limit. Ideal outcome as there are no points on license or insurance, like a broken taillight. *4 hour Defensive Driving School: Used to get an IE when speed exceeds 20 mph over