Raleigh-Durham DWI Checkpoints during 4th of July

4th of July celebrations can be fun, but not for those who choose to drive and drive. A new “On the Road or On the Water” campaign combines the efforts of “Booze It & Lose It” for highways and “Boat Safe, Boat Sober” for waterways.
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July 2, 2011 - PRLog -- In North Carolina they are called sobriety checkpoints; other states call them DWI roadblocks. If your holiday plans have you operating a car, truck, motorcycle or even a boat, you beter be a designated driver! A new “On the Road or On the Water” campaign combines the efforts of “Booze It & Lose It” for highways and “Boat Safe, Boat Sober” for waterways. Officers will concentrate on impaired drivers – no matter what they drive – through awareness and enforcement in all North Carolina counties.

Joining the campaign are the Alcohol Law Enforcement division, local police and sheriff’s departments and Forensic Tests for Alcohol branch, which is providing six mobile breath-alcohol testing units. Each mobile unit is equipped with alcohol screening devices, computers and communication work stations, as well as a magistrate office and other necessary equipment and supplies for processing impaired suspects.

The ALE division will stress that the “On the Road, On the Water” message can serve as a deterrent to under-age drinking. It is illegal to sell alcohol without a permit, to sell to anyone younger than 21, to have an open container of alcohol in a car, or to sell wine, beer or liquor to anyone who is intoxicated. ALE special agents enforce these and many other laws involving the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages in the state.

People often have similar questions when they meet with  DWI lawyer  in Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Cary, Hillsborough and surrounding areas. Remember, you are under no obligation to give any information to law enforcement officials. You have the constitutional right to remain silent and to seek legal help. To learn more of your rights, please visit this criminal defense lawyer's website http://www.durhamtrafficlaw.com/practice-areas/criminal-d....

Will I lose my license?
Clients are often immediately worried about losing their driving privileges and an increase in their car insurance premiums. A significant number of clients are often also concerned about losing their jobs. Attorney Fitzpatrick will carefully listen to your side of the story to gain a full understanding of what happened at the traffic stop. He is experienced in analyzing evidence in drunk driving cases, including breath tests and blood alcohol tests. He is skilled at uncovering inconsistencies in police reports and challenging the prosecution at every turn. Our lawyers makes every effort to minimize the impact a DWI (DUI) charge has on your driving privileges and your future. If you are charge with DWI in North Carolina, you can learn more about your legal defense at http://www.durhamtrafficlaw.com/practice-areas/criminal-d....

Will I have to install an ignition lock in my car?
Even if this is your first time being arrested for drunk driving, you may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your car. An ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer that attaches to your car. In order to start your vehicle, you must blow into the device. If you have been consuming alcohol the car will not start. In some instances, drivers may be required to blow into the ignition interlock from time to time as they are driving. If you are ordered to install an ignition interlock device, you must pay for the initial installation and a monthly fee as well for upkeep and maintenance.

Can I go to jail?
If convicted for DWI in the state of North Carolina, you will be placed on probation. A second arrest for DWI within seven years is extremely serious and as a result, you will be sent to jail if convicted. At the Law Office of John C. Fitzpatrick, we defend repeat offenders and those arrested on felony DWI charges. Depending on the specifics of your case, our Durham DWI lawyers may be able to have the charges or sentence against you reduced. If you participate in alcohol counseling and can prove to the court that you are ready to get help, you may be eligible for a limited driving privilege that allows you to drive to and from work.

If your 4th of July holiday weekend result in a DWI arrest contact The Law Office of John C. Fitzpatrick. His traffic law firm website will show why others have trusted their DWI defense to  this Raleigh-Durham criminal defense law firm. http://www.durhamtrafficlaw.com.

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The Law Office of John C. Fitzpatrick believes "everyone deserve quality legal representation." This criminal defense law firm started in Durham and has grown to have multiple offices in Durham, Wake and Orange County North Carolina.
They routinely defend those charged with DWI, speeding, reckless driving, driving without a license, possession of drugs, possession with intent to sell, assault, larceny, underage drinking, possession of a fake ID and other criminal charges.
You have rights. The Law Firm of John C. Fitzpatrick is dedicated to protecting them.
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Location:Durham - North Carolina - United States
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