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Is Breathalyzer on the side of the road reliable?

Is Breathalyzer on the side of the road reliable?

Is Breathalyzer on the side of the road reliable??   What kind of devices are out there? What is the accuracy of the handheld breath test? Is there a way to challenge the test? Are handheld tests admissible as evidence? Is the AlcoSensor reliable? 1710F   Handheld breath testing devices are used daily in North Carolina.  Sometimes they are done correctly with a properly maintained...
How Do They Test for Alcohol?

How Do They Test for Alcohol?

 How Do They Test for Alcohol? How does a fuel cell work? What do they test for? What are some of the approve alcohol testing devices in North Carolina? What is Continuous Alcohol Monitoring? What is SCRAM? What is the alcohol ankle bracelet?   If you’re looking for a North Carolina DWI lawyer, we’re here to help – Bill Powers        LEARN MORE: What to Do...

NC DUI Checkpoint Law

DWI Checkpoints are relatively common in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.  Many are established by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department CMPD pursuant to the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program. It is a complicated area of law, controlled both by North Carolina General Statutes (NCGS) 20-16.3A  and appellate court case law. Checkpoints are somewhat unique in that...
North Carolina DUI Breath Test Intoxilyzer 5000

North Carolina DUI Breath Test Intoxilyzer 5000

North Carolina has several approved devices for DWI Evidentiary Breath Testing. The most commonly used machine is called the EC/IR II. An additional machine authorized under North Carolina law is the Intoxilyzer 5000. Occasionally as attorneys we still see cases where the breath sample was collected by the Intoxilyzer; that is normally associated with cases where people may have been charged but...
Ignition Interlock

Ignition Interlock

  Losing your driver’s license may be one of the penalties for a DWI conviction in North Carolina. That’s why it’s so important to hire an experienced DWI defense attorney like Bill Powers of the Law Offices of Powers Landreth. As a Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Bill Powers focuses a substantial amount of time and effort...

How to prepare a Limited Driving Privilege in North Carolina

  License Suspended?  Need to Drive?  How to prepare a Limited Driving Privilege in North Carolina   Many people don’t realize the true value of a Driver’s License. . .until they lose it –  Bill Powers    The North Carolina General Assembly gives the North Carolina Department of Transportation / Division of Motor Vehicles the authority to issue, revoke, and...
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