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We provide DUI defense for North Carolina drivers

When drivers in North Carolina are pulled over or arrested for suspected drunk driving, they should seek to initiate a defense that will not only protect their reputation, but also reduce the impact the allegations could have on their driving abilities and even their freedom. Our law firm understands how important driving a vehicle is and how losing this privilege could greatly impact an individual's life. Furthermore, we understand the other consequences of a DUI could be very harsh and could be scary to confront.

Drivers who are accused of drunk driving should know their legal rights. Our attorneys can help inform them of those rights. We can also discuss how a slight error in making a stop, conducting a field sobriety tests or administering a blood alcohol test could help a driver get the charges against them reduced or dismissed.

Changes to the analysis of Winston-Salem drunk driving tests

When drivers in North Carolina are accused of DUI, they are often concerned with their defense options. A suspected drunk driver could lose driving privileges and face serious consequences if they are convicted, so it is important that they understand their legal defense options to reduce or eliminate their DUI charge. In addition, being aware of the evidence used against them could help them discredit the evidence, resulting in reduced or even dismissed charges.

According to a recent report, the City of Winston-Salem is one step closer to having the city's DWI and drug evidence tested by a private firm. This change was the result of a backlog at the State Crime Lab, with roughly 120 employees handling all the evidence in the state.

North Carolina man faces felony DUI after three DUI convictions

When drivers in North Carolina are pulled over, the driver's criminal record and driving history will often play a role in what traffic or criminal charges they may face. This is often the case when a driver is suspected of drunk driving and they have previous DUI charges on their record. The accused could face harsher penalties if they are convicted of another DUI. Furthermore, the defense options are often different and more critical for drivers who have previous violations such as drunk driving on their record.

North Carolina police recently arrested a man on suspicion of drunk driving, and now the driver faces a felony charge of driving while impaired. According to preliminary reports, the 26-year-old driver has three misdemeanor DUI convictions on his record and is also facing charges for driving with a suspended license and reckless driving due to the recent incident.

What are the penalties for traffic violations in North Carolina?

Drivers in North Carolina are well aware that there are major offenses and consequences for unsafe driving and causing accidents; however, they may not realize that lesser traffic offenses carry penalties as well. When a driver gets pulled over for a traffic violation, they might not consider how the ticket could affect their driving record and what defense options are available to them.

What are the penalties for traffic violations in North Carolina? Fine amounts have been set for the state's moving violations by the North Carolina's Chief District Court Judges. These violations do not mandate a driver accused of them to appear in court.

What makes a federal drug conspiracy in North Carolina?

When residents of North Carolina are accused of a crime, they should understand how to defend their rights. The first step of this process is becoming familiar with the charges they face. This can help them get a full picture of the situation, the possible penalties they could face and how to construct a strong defense against the charges. With regards to drug crimes, understanding the type of drug and the details of the charges could help a defendant with their defense strategy.

What constitutes a federal drug conspiracy? First, it is important to understand what it means to be involved in a conspiracy. Conspiracy is defined as an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime. Those accused of a conspiracy should note that the act of the agreement does not necessarily need to take place or be completed for a conspiracy charge to be made.

Wilmington man faces multiple drug charges

When residents of North Carolina are accused of a crime, they often consider what steps to take to avoid the charge. But when an individual is charged with multiple charges, they might consider developing a strong defense strategy in order to reduce or dismiss some or all of the charges. But in order to accomplish this effort, defendants need to consider all of the details surround their arrest and charges.

Authorities in North Carolina recently arrested a Wilmington man for multiple drug charges. According to reports, an undercover investigation was ongoing against a 28-year-old man. This resulted in authorities in Onslow County arresting the man at an inn recently, after allegations of conducting drug and prostitution activities.

Understanding larceny and theft charges

The holiday season is known for high rates of shoplifting. Whether it is due to the fuss of getting everyone what they want for the holidays or the fact that they cannot afford to get the gifts they really want, statistics indicate an increase in shoplifting during this time of year. Residents of North Carolina should understand their rights regarding charges related to property crimes. This could help the accused with a defense strategy in order to avoid conviction, dismiss charges or reduce the penalties they endure.

Both larceny and theft are common property crimes. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, or BJS, larceny is considered "the unlawful taking of the property of another, other than a motor vehicle, from their possession by stealth but without force or deceit." This often includes charges such as pickpocketing, purse snatching without force, shoplifting and thefts from inside motor vehicles. Larceny does not include crimes of receiving stolen property and then reselling it or stealing through deceit or fraud.

What are the marijuana laws in the state of North Carolina?

Residents in North Carolina are aware that criminal laws can carry serious consequences. In some cases, these penalties could severely impact the life of the accused and, even when they are not convicted, the allegations could harm their personal and professional reputation. With regards to drug charges, defendants should understand their rights and options so they can take immediate and appropriate defense actions.

What are the marijuana laws in the state of North Carolina? While this is considered a lesser crime that carries less harsh penalties when compared to other illicit drugs, marijuana charges vary in penalties and is dependent on whether they are charged with possession, sale or trafficking. In some cases, a defendant could endure a felony charge and serious consequences, so it is important to understand the details of the charge so they can make an appropriate defense.

North Carolina bus driver arrested for suspected DUI

When North Carolina drivers are pulled over for a suspected traffic violation, they often consider how it could impact their driving abilities. With regards to a drunk driving charge, drivers are not only concerned about their driving privileges but also how the accusations of a DUI or a DUI conviction could affect their career and personal reputation.

A bus driver in North Carolina was recently charged with a DUI while transporting students. According to reports, the 63-year-old bus driving was traveling with 40 students the morning she was arrested after she completed her morning transport of the students to the school.

How out-of-staters can fight North Carolina traffic violations

A North Carolina driver often experiences anxiety when they get pulled over by a police officer. In some matters, it is not clear why the driver was signaled to pull over, which could be due to the driver being out of state. Our firm understands that when an out-of-state driver faces a traffic offense, there is much stress involved. It might be challenging for the driver to travel back to the state to fight the traffic ticket, but out-of-state drivers should understand that they have various options when it comes to dealing with making a defense against a traffic violation.

Our attorneys realize that not all drivers traveling through the state of North Carolina are fully aware of the traffic or driving laws particular of the sate. While having no knowledge of the laws is not a defense, there are other options for the out-of-state driver to fight the ticket or multiple citations they received.

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