Attorney Mark Jetton was recently interviewed by NBC Charlotte affiliate WCNC about the tough enforcement of DWI laws across North and South Carolina, with North Carolina coming in 15th worst and South Carolina coming in 5th for DWI’s across the nation. As WCNC reporters analyze the numbers, Mark Jetton shares his experiences with DWI defendants…

Since the police have no numerical reading of your breath can you still be convicted of DWI? We are often asked about the choices one must make when being confronted by an officer of the law during a traffic stop. In the course of a DWI investigation a person is often confronted with the choice…

NC DMV v. Client Practice Area: DMV HEARING Facts:   Our client had a driver’s license restriction where they had to have the blow machine in their car for 3 years.  During that time period the client had to provide a sample of their breath in the machine every time they drove the vehicle.  The DMV notified…

STATE OF NC v. Client Practice Area: Truck Driver Charged with DWI while driving their 18-wheeler on the highway Facts:   Our client was pulled over on the highway after a state trooper observed swerving all over the road in their tractor trailer they were driving for work.  Upon making contact with our client the state trooper found…

On Friday March 27, 2015 after a week-long trial in Union County, North Carolina a jury returned a unanimous verdict for $175,000 dollars in favor of Mark Jetton’s client, a 19 year old teenager, represented by Mr. Jetton who was severely injured in a car accident which occurred on January 6, 2013. The Defendant’s insurance…

According to NCDOT.gov, a 2009 national survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 14.3 percent of teen adolescents had consumed alcohol in the month prior to data collection and 8.9 percent participated in binge drinking. With the summer in full flight, the chance of underage drinking and driving is high. With school out of…

Just as alcohol is proven to impair your ability to drive safely, certain prescription medications and illicit drugs have also been found to obstruct the ability to operate a vehicle in North Carolina. Known as drugged-driving, driving under the influence of drugs can lead to distorted vision, coordination and ultimately, accidents, injuries and deaths. This…

Bills target DWI offenders with stiffer penalties and license restrictions The North Carolina House has passed two bills aimed at both first-time and repeat drunk drivers, according to the News & Observer. The bills would increase current license restrictions for people convicted of their first DWI and make it easier for prosecutors to charge repeat…

Even though most drivers may not be aware of it, everyone with a North Carolina driver’s license has agreed to allow police to test their blood alcohol content (BAC) if they are stopped in suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Under North Carolina law, drivers provide what is known as their implied consent to…