Why Sobriety Checkpoints Aren’t Illegal Searches or Seizures

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Both the U.S. and the North Carolina constitutions prohibit unreasonable searches or seizures, right? And we know that police in Raleigh and everywhere else have to suspect that a driver is intoxicated before going ahead with field sobriety tests, especially Breathalyzer tests, no? That is why so many police reports include a line about the
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Heightened Sobriety Checkpoints Lead to Widespread Charges

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Police employ a number of methods when working to enforce vehicle laws. Both standard patrols and mandatory checkpoints are means with which officers keep watch over motorists, sometimes requiring a traffic stop of unsuspecting drivers, even if their driving has been seemingly lawful. Just such a situation played out earlier this month in Mecklenburg County,
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Other Countries Attack Breathalyzer Results – Will Us Queue Up, Too?

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Drivers accused of DWI are often prosecuted on the basis of breathalyzer test results that purport to measure their level of alcohol consumption. Yet these machines can be inaccurate and produce false readings for a variety of reasons — something far too many drivers in North Carolina are familiar with. The Supreme Court of Canada,
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Repeat Dwi Offender Faces Third Dwi

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In North Carolina when drivers have been convicted with driving under the influence of alcohol, those convictions will stay on their permanent record. This means that if the driver faces additional criminal charges, then prosecutors can base their case upon the driver’s history. In practicality this means that the more DWI convictions one has, the more
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