Speeding Ticket? Don’t Take the Easy Way Out

North Carolina makes it easy to pay off your speeding ticket. You can mail it in, pay it in person and on the internet. Maybe too easy. Paying off your speeding ticket can be a big mistake. When you pay your speeding ticket instead of fighting the charges, you are pleading guilty. When you plead

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FYI, A DWI Isn’t a DIY Deal: You Need a DUI Attorney

Getting a DWI/DUI in North Carolina has some serious legal consequences that are best handled by a criminal defense attorney. From losing your license and paying hefty fines to possible jail time, going to court for this charge is definitely not a do-it-yourself proposition. There are too many factors for determining your outcome, and the

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5 Times You Simply Must Have a Criminal Defense Attorney

When you get in serious legal trouble, whether it’s the first time or the third (especially if it’s the third!), you should always have a criminal lawyer handle your case. But there are some situations where you must have a criminal defense attorney on your side if you want to avoid possibly life-changing consequences. And

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Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

It’s always best to hire a lawyer for any charge, and that’s especially true for criminal charges. Not having an experienced criminal lawyer when you could be facing hefty fines and jail time is like having a broken bone and not seeing a doctor. In both cases, things can turn bad quickly and affect you

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Don’t Face a Larceny Charge Without an Experienced Attorney

Whether you call it larceny, theft or robbery, if you get charged for taking something that doesn’t belong to you, you could face some serious consequences. Before you decide to take on the case yourself and skip hiring a criminal lawyer, keep reading. To find you guilty of larceny in North Carolina, the State must

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Did You Know That You Can Get a DWI Without Drinking Alcohol?

Most of us think of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Impaired (DWI) as traffic charges for drinking and driving. Both these terms can be used interchangeably in North Carolina, but did you know that you can get a DUI/DWI for driving while doing drugs? It’s true, and an experienced DWI lawyer can

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Why DWI Charges Can Be So Hard to Defend in North Carolina

Across the United States, driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more is illegal. But not all states agree if that .08 level has to be recorded at the time a person is driving. Arkansas, for example, states that a BAC of .08 or more must be present at the time of

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Why Does North Carolina Have Such Severe Drug Laws?

In the United States, the news is filled with stories about states debating the decriminalization of some drugs, while others are cracking down. North Carolina is one of those states that is putting the pressure on drug users and suppliers. If you are charged with possession of drugs in North Carolina, you can bet the

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What Happens If I Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer Test in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, all drivers are subject to an “implied consent” law. This law says that any driver who is arrested for driving while impaired (DWI) is required to submit to breathalyzer testing to determine blood alcohol level (BAC). This implied consent also refers to other chemical testing to determine the presence of drugs.  

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Run and You’re Done: North Carolina Speeding Law Means Business

Because so many people have so much access to media these days, many laws are promoted with catchy titles like “Booze It and Lose It” or “Click It or Ticket,” and North Carolina is no exception. The  “Run and You’re Done” law has a pretty memorable and catchy title that also gets right to the

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Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in North Carolina?

It’s 10:30 on an August night and you’re driving down Tryon Street in Charlotte, headed home from having a couple of beers with friends. All of sudden you notice there is a line of cars ahead and at the far end of that line are State Troopers with their blue lights flashing. Should you turn

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5 Mistakes to Avoid After Being Arrested For ANYTHING!

Any good attorney will tell you: it’s often what you say or do after being charged with a traffic offense or crime that can determine the outcome. This field-tested advice applies to speeding tickets, DWIs, DUIs, drug charges, misdemeanors, and, especially, felony charges. An experienced and knowledgeable lawyer has probably defended many clients with the

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Why Does North Carolina Have Such Severe Drug Laws?

In the United States, the news is filled with stories about states debating the decriminalization of some drugs, while others are cracking down. North Carolina is one of those states that is putting the pressure on drug users and suppliers. If you are charged with possession of drugs in North Carolina, you can bet the

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