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Sideline Reporter Has Been Sidelined

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 18, 2015

A DWI arrest is scary and confusing. In the moments just after you are pulled over, your thoughts are consumed with what to do next. You might wonder how much of a fine you will face, or if your job will be in jeopardy as a result of the charges. When the police say you are driving while intoxicated it is important to develop a solid defense to the charges so the things you care about, like your job or right to drive, are protected. Our extensive experience in criminal defense, and DWI defense, gives us valuable insight on how to best fight DWI charges in eastern North Carolina.

Your initial reaction to being charged with DWI may be disbelief, for your employer though it might include a termination or suspension of job duties. This is the case for the Carolina Hurricanes sideline reporter Chantel McCabe. McCabe was charged with driving while intoxicated and the team’s response included: 

  • McCabe was suspended through October 2014.  
  • The team did not replace her during the term of suspension.  
  • Upon expiration of the suspension, McCabe was back and enjoying every moment.

Placing an employee on a temporary leave from work is a common reaction by employers when members of their staff are charged with DWI. It can be frustrating to be relieved of your job duties, and it can also create a financial hardship. To minimize the negative impact being off work has on your everyday routine and obligations, act fast by contacting a skilled defense attorney after your arrest. Taking quick action can save your driver’s license from suspension or revocation, and can also work to preserve crucial evidence for use in your defense. Attacking the field sobriety test results is a critical part of most DWI cases, and that is done by thorough and careful examination as soon as possible after the incident. Call our office for more information.

If you have been arrested for DWI, call The Cummings & Kennedy Law Firm for help. We are sensitive to your financial needs, and offer a onetime free consultation. Call an eastern North Carolina criminal defense lawyer for help today.