Drunk Driving Charges: Can You Afford a DWI in North Carolina?

So it’s Saturday night and you’ve had a little too much to drink, but it’s time to go home. Are you going to risk paying thousands of dollars and losing your license by getting behind the wheel and getting DUI charges? Or are you going to call an Uber or Lyft and pay about $35? […]

Why You Need to Hire a Traffic Attorney for Your Charlotte, NC Traffic Ticket

  If you get a ticket for a traffic violation in Charlotte, NC, you have a decision to make before you go to court. Do you represent yourself or hire an attorney? Whether it’s a speeding ticket, reckless driving ticket, or some other traffic ticket, there are some pretty compelling reasons to hire an attorney. […]

The Real Cost of Representing Yourself in Court for a Traffic Violation

Whether it’s a speeding ticket or an open container violation, the true costs of handling your case yourself aren’t limited to just court costs and fines. While those costs may seem manageable to most people, it’s often the on-going costs that really hurt your wallet. It’s a risky move to represent yourself, and the costs […]

Even If Your North Carolina License Has Been Permanently Revoked, There’s Still Hope

If you have had your license revoked in North Carolina permanently and you think the situation is hopeless, an experienced traffic attorney can help. First, permanent in North Carolina isn’t usually as permanent as it may sound. Most of the time it usually means waiting three years for a hearing to restore your license. But […]

What You Need to Know If You Get a DWI in Charlotte, NC

Getting a DWI, or DUI as it’s sometimes called, in North Carolina is a pretty serious deal. You could very well lose your license, and the fines and fees can be pretty high. Add on the increased insurance premiums and the costs of a DWI class, and you could be looking at thousands of dollars […]

If You Are Facing Drug Charges You Need an Attorney

In Charlotte or any other city in North Carolina, an arrest for a drug offense will almost certainly mean jail time and some hefty fines. North Carolina takes drug offenses very seriously and enforces several different levels of drug charges. Defending a drug charge is a complex issue that should only be handled by a […]

Authority of Bouncers

How much authority do they have? Unfortunately, in North Carolina, the laws that define the line between “security guard” and “bouncer” are vague. For the purposes of this blog, we find bouncers to be considered employees acting in connection with the business affairs of their employer. A bouncer has no more authority than any other […]

Limited Rights during Extraordinary Events – A Charlotte City Ordinance

The North Carolina General Statute 160A-174 gives a city by ordinance to “define, prohibit, regulate, or abate acts, omissions, or conditions, detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of it’s citizens and the peace and dignity of the city, and may define and abate nuisances.” On January 23, 2012, the Charlotte City Council passed a […]

Long Wait for Gun Permits

According to the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office and numerous other sources, the sheriff’s office is behind in issuing new Pistol Purchase Permits. WFAE.org states that a new law was put into affect on December 1, 2015 that requires officials to approve or deny Pistol Purchase Permits within fourteen days of the request. This law also required […]

Race based marijuana arrests in Charlotte

Recently, the Charlotte Observer published an article about the disparity between blacks and whites being arrested vs. written a citation for small amounts of marijuana in Mecklenburg County. The article pointed out that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has no policy for their officers to follow, therefore the police have the full discretion of whether to […]

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