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Can You "Fix" My DWI

3 things to know if you get cited for a DWI in NC (1) How bad was the blow (2)
Did the cop see you drive (3) Were your Constitutional rights compromised?

Parental Alienation Syndrome: The “Targeted Parent”

Today's article is a guest post by Carolyn J. Woodruff, JD, CPA, CVA.  In her post, Carolyn discusses parental alienation syndrome as it relates to a review of the popular book "Divorce Poison", written by Dr. Richard A. Warshak.   Estrangement of...

Can you Get Me Out of This DWI

So you got nailed for driving while intoxicated.  Well, shame on you.  Now you know that you should have used a designated driver, taken a cab, called Uber or Lyft, or had someone pick you up. Too late for that now. It is what it is. So now the question you...

The Police Made Me Do It! Entrapment As A Defense

There are several defenses a defendant can argue to explain or attempt to justify his or her criminal actions in an effort to resolve a matter in his or her favor. Some defenses are more useful and prevalent than others.  One defense rarely used in NC, although...

Probation Violations

The following article was authored by Cynthia Everson, a Concord NC attorney (pictured above).  More information about Cynthia can be found on her website http://eversonlawoffice.net/. Often, unrepresented probationers admit to probation...

Is resisting an officer a crime?

The following article was authored by Cynthia Everson, a Concord NC attorney.  More information about Cynthia can be found on her website http://eversonlawoffice.net/.   Resisting an officer is a crime in North Carolina that is frequently misunderstood, both by...

Is this search warrant legal?

The following article was authored by Shawndria McCoy, a Raleigh NC attorney.  More information about Shawndria can be found on her LinkedIn profile.  She can also be contacted at 919-307-5624. The information provided here is only offered as a...

To Blow, or Not to Blow?

In Alabama, if you refuse to blow, the officer will confiscate your license You will also spend 24 hours in a holding cell.

Pre-Trial Release Conditions in North Carolina

The following article was authored by Shawndria McCoy, a Raleigh NC attorney.  More information about Shawndria can be found on her LinkedIn profile.  She can also be contacted at 919-307-5624.   Article 26 of the North...

I Missed My Court Date…Now What?

If you missed your court date and failed to show up within 20 days after you were called and failed, a failure to appear (FTA) was entered in your case.

In North Carolina, A "Free Pass" Every Three Years

A client came to me the other day and asked me to deal with a speeding ticket she had received in Raleigh NC. She said she'd been to another attorney but wasn't really thrilled with his price (I hear this a lot). She showed me the ticket; 54 mph in a 45 mph zone. I...

Sobriety Test: The One Test You Never Want to Fail

The following article was authored by Elspeth G. Crawford.  Elspeth is an attorney at Adkins Law, P.L.L.C. located in Huntersville, NC. Her practice focuses on handling traffic offenses, DWI defense, family law matters, and estate planning. For more...

How to Beat your DWLR (Driving While License Revoked) Charge

My client was in the local Krispy Kreme donut parlor. See, around here in Raleigh, NC we got ourselves some mighty-fine all-night doughnut joints. Finished with the bar scene and ya wanna sugar/caffeine fix? Well, friend, don't despair. Krispy Kreme is here for you....

DUI in PA: A brief overview of the Pennsylvania DUI law

The following article was authored by Attorney Ellis Klein, a Pennsylvania attorney with several offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Ellis is a former Senior Deputy District Attorney with experience in over 10,000 criminal cases.  More...