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Being unable to drive in today’s culture poses a serious hardship. In eastern North Carolina, most people need to drive to get to work, school, family functions, and other activities. If your license has been suspended, it makes it hard for you to get where you need to go and may leave you at the mercy of relying on friends and family to give you a lift. Your license can be suspended for a number of reasons, and in nearly every case you should aggressively defend your right to drive.  

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If you’re like most people, when you get a traffic ticket you might be inclined to just pay the fine. This is a typical reaction to tickets for things like speeding, but what about a more serious traffic infraction? Reckless driving and other more serious charges can significantly impact your driving record and your insurance rates. To avoid the consequences of a traffic ticket, the best approach is an aggressive defense.  

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DWIs and Fake IDs in Eastern North Carolina

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

Being arrested for DWI often times includes other charges, such as speeding, running a light or stop sign, reckless driving, failing to devote full time and attention to your driving, possession of controlled substances, or having a fake ID. These charges can result in loss of driving privileges, increased insurance rates, high fines and penalties, and harsh punishments that might include jail time. The circumstances that determine the terms of your punishment depend on whether you are a first time offender, repeat offender, the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream, and a variety of other factors. The consequences vary from case to case, and no one is immune from prosecution.  

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It’s no secret that if you are given a ticket and/or convicted of certain offenses “points” are added to your driving record. These points affect your ability to drive and can also cause your insurance company to increase your rates. Therefore, it is important to have an understanding of how certain violations count against you and your driving record.  

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South Carolina Gamecock and NFL prospect Jadeveon Clowney was ticketed Saturday for driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone on a South Carolina interstate.  

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