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Can You Get a DUI for Prescription Drugs?

Many prescription and over-the-counter medications can affect your reaction times, ability to think straight, and awareness. Their effects on your body may also come with altered consciousness and inability to concentrate, which can unintentionally affect your care in driving. Even if you have a prescription, you can get a DUI for prescription dru...
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Can You Go to Jail for a Schedule 5 Drug Charge?

North Carolina law lists illegal substances on a drug schedule from I-VI. Even though the drugs listed on schedule 5 have low potential for abuse and, in addition, have medical uses, there are still legal penalties for possessing most of them without a prescription. Let’s look at Schedule 5 substances and what can happen if law enforcement charg...
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Possession of a Controlled Substance in NC

When life gets too much to handle, it is normal to look for a way to unwind and de-stress. Sometimes, we may look for a way to medicate our problems. However, under North Carolina law, possession of a controlled substance carries misdemeanor or felony charges with the accompanying penalties. Even if you just wanted to try something to reduce stres...
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What is BAC? (Blood Alcohol Concentration)

If you’ve ever had a drink or two and gotten behind the wheel of a car hoping for the best, you may want to understand how law enforcement measures your blood alcohol level (BAC). Your blood alcohol level determines how much your drinking is likely affecting your brain and reflexes. The law in North Carolina sets the limit for driving at .08 BAC...
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DWI Consequences in NC

In North Carolina, if an officer has reasonable suspicion that you are driving while impaired, they can conduct further investigation to determine if there is probable cause to arrest you for a DWI even without a warrant. Often they may pull you over for a minor traffic violation such as speeding, expired registration, or a headlight out. However,...
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