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New North Carolina Expungement Laws Can Clear Your Criminal Record

In North Carolina, an expunction is the removal of a criminal record by the state court. An expunction (also called an “expungement”) restores the individual to the legal status they had before the criminal record was made. With few...

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Does Your DUI Lawyer Offer Know About Affirmative Defense?

The consequences of drinking and driving in North Carolina can have a big impact on your life now and for years to come. Lawyers in Charlotte, NC are all too familiar with the long list of consequences for a DWI conviction, from hefty fines to revoked...

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Yes, Underage Alcohol Possession in North Carolina is a Crime

Underage possession of alcohol is a common occurrence. While many consider underage alcohol possession to simply be a right of passage but it is a crime with some stiff penalties. Across the state, lawyers in Charlotte, NC and other college towns know...

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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...

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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)....

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DWIs, DUIs, and BUIs...Oh My!

Summertime and the living is easy. As long as you aren't drinking and driving, or drinking and boating! Alcohol and summer weather just seem to go together, and boating is the perfect activity for fun under the sun. But just like drinking and...

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DWI Countdown: 30 Minutes Can Mean the Difference Between a DWI Conviction or a Dismissal

While we all know that driving and drinking just don't mix, it's inevitable that some of us will end up having to take a breathalyzer. Knowing your rights, and consulting a reputable DWI lawyer, will give you the best chance to minimize the...

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Charged With Underage Drinking in North Carolina? You Need an Experienced Traffic Attorney

It's a part of growing up. Teenage drinking can be a normal part of testing the boundaries or just curiosity, but in North Carolina, the stakes can be higher than you may think. Especially in metro areas like Charlotte, teen drinking is all too...

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What are the Penalties for Under Aged Drinking in NC?

Everyone else was drinking. And you'd always wanted to try it. Frankly, these opportunities don’t come around often, so you took your chance to toss a few back. You knew under age drinking was against the law, but thought, "Why not?" So you explored...

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