Hancock Law Firm discusses what you should do after receiving a CDL suspension.

What to Do When You Have Received a CDL Suspension

North Carolina requires that anyone who drives a vehicle weighing more than 26,001 pounds (excluding trailers and hauling trailers that weigh more than 10,000 pounds, and vehicles accommodating at least 16 passengers such as buses, vehicles that transport hazardous materials) must obtain their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if they are to use the vehicle for […]

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Hancock Law Firm discusses what you should know when taking a BAC test in North Carolina.

Taking a BAC Test in North Carolina

Unfortunately, sometimes people make a big error in judgment when they decide to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08. When someone is pulled over under the suspicion of drunk driving, the officer may ultimately choose to administer either a breath or a blood test. But do you have a choice? BAC Tests […]

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Hancock Law Firm gives an overview of what is considered reckless driving in North Carolina.

What to Know About Reckless Driving in North Carolina

Most traffic and speeding offenses are not considered to be serious crimes, but rather infractions, in the state of North Carolina. However, there are still some that carry more serious consequences that may stay on your record forever. One such offense: Reckless Driving.  Reckless Driving is a moving violation, considered to be a class 2 […]

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Hancock Law Firm gives an overview of open container laws in North Carolina.

Open Container Laws in North Carolina

Although you are likely aware of the illegality of drinking and driving, you may not be as familiar with the illegality of transporting an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of a vehicle. People in a car that is parked are still in violation of the law. Whether or not you are 21 […]

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Hancock Law Firm discusses whether or not a DWI can be considered a felony.

Can a DWI Be a Felony in North Carolina?

In the state of North Carolina, when it comes to driving while impaired, most offenses are misdemeanors. But despite only being a misdemeanor, the consequences of such a conviction can still be severe. It can result in a substantial fine, suspension of your license, and even jail time. And if that isn’t bad enough, a […]

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Hancock Law Firm discusses whether or not BAC tests can be inaccurate.

Driving While Impaired Defense: Can BAC Tests Be Inaccurate?

The outcomes of many DWI cases generally rest upon blood tests. Blood tests are the most adequate gauge for determining an individual’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that we currently have. BAC can be tested through a sample of a driver’s blood, breath, or urine. In the state of North Carolina, an individual may be charged […]

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Hancock Law Firm discusses how the opioid epidemic is affecting North Carolina

What to Know About North Carolina’s Opioid Epidemic

Over the past decade, residents of North Carolina have experienced opioid misuse, addiction, and ultimately double the number of overdoses. Opioids, also known as opiates, include not only illicit drugs such as heroin and fentanyl, but also prescription pain medication including things like morphine, Vicodin, oxycodone, and Tylenol with codeine. Regardless of the drug’s legal […]

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