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How Violations Affect Insurance Rates

How Violations Affect Insurance Rates

Will that affect my insurance?  Why did my rates go up?  Traffic Tickets and Insurance Premiums in North Carolina   Understanding the complexities of North Carolina Traffic Laws and how they affect your Insurance Premiums takes careful consideration of prior moving violations, wrecks, and tickets – Bill Powers    North Carolina DMV License Insurance Points      ...
Failure to Report

Failure to Report

If you’ve been in a wreck, you have to stop. It may have been only a minor bump-up.  Maybe the accident it involved only you and a traffic sign; but, in North Carolina, the law often requires motorists to stop, exchange information in appropriate circumstances, and in some instances, report the accident to local law enforcement. Failure to Report is normally related to and indeed may be an...
Failure to Obey Traffic Laws in North Carolina

Failure to Obey Traffic Laws in North Carolina

  In North Carolina, being caught ignoring a traffic signal, a stop sign or a yield sign can potentially lead to an individual be ticketed. In any case, the lawyers at Powers McCartan can help you understand what your next move can be when you receive such citations. Traffic signals are part of everyday driving. By ignoring them or failing to obey them, a driver can possibly be putting many...

No Operators License in North Carolina

What is NOL?  Is it Driving While License Revoked?  What About Failure to Carry License?   No Operators License in North Carolina   No Operators License or NOL in North Carolina is actually a Misdemeanor and can cause long-term problems in certain circumstances – Bill Powers    North Carolina traffic laws can possibly denote that certain drivers lose their licenses. Losing a...

Driving with Suspended License in North Carolina

There are numerous reasons why a driver’s license might be suspended in North Carolina. Driving without insurance, being convicted of DUI/DWI, failing to pay traffic fines and several other violations can possibly lead to an individual having his or her license suspended. This can make it unlawful to legally drive a motor vehicle. Driving with a suspended license can also potentially lead...
North Carolina DMV License Insurance Points

North Carolina DMV License Insurance Points

  Moving violations in North Carolina may come with driver’s license points attached to them. A large accumulation of points can possibly lead to the suspension of a driver’s license. The consequences, like license suspension and the assessment of points, can be better understood after being explained by an experienced North Carolina traffic lawyer like those that populate...
Walk and Turn Test

Walk and Turn Test

What are SFST’s?  The Walk and Turn Dexterity Test Alcohol is referred to as an CNS Central Nervous System Depressant. Depressants slow down your body’s central nervous system, adversely affecting things like balance and the ability to focus. Police rely on what are referred to as SFST’s or Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to determine whether alcohol or other substances have...
Rising BAC DefenseRising BAC Defense

Rising BAC DefenseRising BAC Defense

What is Retrograde Extrapolation?  What is the Rising BAC Defense?  What is the Law in North Carolina? The concept of a Rising BAC Defense is largely eviscerated by these four words:  At Any Relevant Time – Bill Powers     NCGA Download Statute:  20-138.1 2017 DWI STATUTORY DEFINITION What Does “At Any Relevant Time Mean?”   Put simply, the purpose of such language is to...
Probable Cause

Probable Cause

The legal basis for an DWI stop, arrest, and detainment proceeding, normally the police officer must have either reasonable suspicion or probable cause to believe criminal activity is “afoot.” The term “probable cause” has been traditionally related to when the police officer first pulled your vehicle over. That has recently changed in North Carolina, with the Supreme...
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