Around Halloween (October 25 to 31), law enforcement made 842 arrest for drunk driving, says the North Carolina Department of Transportation. This was during the state's "Booze It & Lose It" campaign. The statistics were further broken down by county, with Mecklenburg County accounting for 70 arrests. Fifty-two people who officers suspected were driving under the influence were arrested in both Wake County and Forsyth County, and then in Cumberland County, 41 people were arrested on suspicion of driving intoxicated. Forty arrests were made in Guilford County.
What this means for many people is that a night of festivities suddenly turned into a serious matter. It is only natural to enjoy a couple of drinks at a party, but what many people do not know is that blood alcohol content (BAC) can rise over time. This means someone could have set off with a legal BAC, but by the time a blood alcohol test rolled around, they were above the legal limit. It is even possible that a Breathalyzer or blood sample machine were not calibrated correctly, yielding inaccurate test results. Maybe the police did not really have a reason to stop that person. Whether it was a faulty test or an unlawful police stop, there are numerous defense that may be available to you if you have been charged with a DWI. Otherwise, you could be faced with the prospect of a jail sentence and thousands of dollars in fines.
If you or someone you know faces a DWI charge, then you have no time to spare in finding the best Raleigh criminal defense lawyer you can. Contact Hopper Law Office today to learn how our experienced legal team can provide the aggressive defense that you deserve.