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Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in North Carolina?

Drunk driving is a serious offense and a risk to many drivers on the road. To discourage impaired driving, drunk driving is punishable by law. North Carolina law dictates that driving while impaired or driving with a blood alcohol content over 0.08% are both illegal and punishable by law. If you have exhibited any signs of drunk driving, a polic...
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Are Radar Detectors Legal in North Carolina?

Speeding is a dangerous activity in a motor vehicle, and doing so can lead to traffic accidents and serious injuries. Law enforcement patrol and pull over offending drivers, but they do not rely solely on sight to determine speeding. Traffic radar helps determine how fast a vehicle is going and how far above the speed limit a speeding driver is goi...
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Can I Get a Hardship License in North Carolina?

North Carolina has many unique rules, especially when it comes to traffic laws and citations. When you have a suspended license, it can seriously impact your ability to keep your job, make it to mandatory appointments, and otherwise make ends meet. Unless you live in an urban area with good public transportation, being without a vehicle can cost yo...
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What Is a Prayer for Judgement in North Carolina?

Each state sets its own laws for civil and criminal offenses. These laws may vary greatly from one state to the next. Some states, including North Carolina, have laws that are completely unique. This applies to the prayer for judgment continued, which can apply to both traffic and minor criminal offenses. What is a prayer for judgment continued, an...
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Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in North Carolina?

DUI checkpoints, though usually only a minor inconvenience, can be serious if you are driving under the influence. It could cost you thousands of dollars in legal fees, time in jail, and possibly your job. The attorneys at the Scharff Law Firm have over 20 years experience in the criminal justice system. We understand the rights of criminal defenda...
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