Retrograde Extrapolation Inadmissible in DWI Case Without “Fit” to Facts

The North Carolina Court of Appeals today in State v. Babich (PDF) ruled that the admission of expert testimony on “retrograde extrapolation” in a DWI case was error, because the State offered no evidence that the defendant in that case was in a “post-absorptive” state that might render a retrograde extrapolation calculation relevant.  In Babich, the […]

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DWI Checkpoints in Durham: The Long Arm of the Police State Right Here at Home

Law enforcement agencies in Durham County periodically set up “DWI Checking Stations,” at which every driver is stopped, detained, and investigated without suspicion of any crime.  Sound unconstitutional? Sound like an excerpt from a dystopian novel? Well, the United States Supreme Court of the United States held in City of Indianapolis v. Edmond (2000) that DUI/DWI checkpoints […]

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DWI Arrests in Durham, 2015-2016

In the fiscal year 2015-2016, local police in Durham arrested and charged 902 individuals with Driving While Impaired and related charges, including Driving After Consuming While Under the Age of 21 (77 cases).  A substantial percentage of those charges occurred on Friday and Saturday nights, when individuals are often driving home after consuming alcohol and […]

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DWI Defense in Durham

If you’ve been charged with a DWI in Durham, you’ll need an experienced Durham DWI lawyer to fight for you, both in and out of court. Some factors to consider in choosing a lawyer to represent you through this process: Does the attorney actually take cases to trial, or just collect fees and recommend a […]

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Hiltzheimer Recognized as One of Three Best DWI Lawyers in Raleigh

Three Best Rated recently ranked attorney Benjamin Hiltzheimer as one of the three best DWI lawyers in Raleigh, North Carolina. Attorney Hiltzheimer has represented hundreds of individuals charged with DWIs in Raleigh, as well as Durham, Orange, Chatham, and Alamance Counties. Mr. Hiltzheimer brings a decade of litigation experience to bear on each case he […]

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