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David A. Coolidge Jr.

Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What are the chances of having my first dwi dismissed or reduced?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Daniel Allen Meier
    2. David A. Coolidge Jr.
    3. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
    4. Zachary Andrew Cohen
    5. Ryan Thomas Smith
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    6 lawyer answers

    You should consult with a DWI attorney in Wilmington. However, most jurisdictions in NC will NOT dismiss a DWI. Here in Wake County, it's either plead guilty or go to trial. DWIs are not negotiated. Since you went through a checkpoint, there may be a constitutional argument depending on your individual circumstances but make sure you hire an attorney. Good Luck.

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  2. My speeding ticket was written for 9 mph over the limit. Will this go on my record and raise my insurance rate?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. David A. Coolidge Jr.
    2. Adam M. Seifer
    3. Jonathan Tyler Adkins
    3 lawyer answers

    You get one 9 mph over the limit speeding ticket every 3 years that does not affect your insurance points. So, if you have no other moving violations in the past 3 year experience period then this ticket will not affect your insurance rates.

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  3. IN NC CAN I GET SOMETHING EXPUNGED FROM MY RECORD WITHOUT HIRING AN ATTORNEY?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. David A. Coolidge Jr.
    2. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
    3. Adam M. Seifer
    4. Celia V. Visser
    4 lawyer answers

    You can. You should go to the clerk's office in the county in which you were charged and ask for the appropriate forms. They cannot give you legal advice but they should point you in the right direction. THE NC AOC form is AOC-CR-264.

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  4. I went to my criminal court date today but line was too long so I went home to rest. I came back to court and they told me that

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. David A. Coolidge Jr.
    2. Zachary David Jackson
    3. Adam M. Seifer
    3 lawyer answers

    DId you miss court ? If so, then yes, a failure to appear will be entered and an order for your arrest. However, just completing the form won't necessarily recall an order for arrest. A Judge has to approve the continuance. You should contact an attorney immediately who can help you. In fact, it's quite possible that an attorney can prevent a warrant from ever being issued. If a warrant is issued and you're arrested you will waste money bonding yourself out. This is money that could be...

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  5. I have been to other over ten first appearances before so I decided to skip my 11th so I got scheduled another and fined.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Sarah Jessica Farber
    2. David A. Coolidge Jr.
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    3 lawyer answers

    You are required to appear in court. Failure to do so can result in a failure to appear being entered in your case, a fine, or even a warrant for your arrest. It seems very unlikely that you've made 11 court appearances for the same case. If the state was not prepared to proceed by this point, most judges would have denied the state's motion to continue and your case would have been dismissed. If you have additional questions, you should consult an attorney who practices criminal law in...

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  6. How can I have my case transferred to Superior Court From District Court?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Kevan Minick
    2. David T. Courie
    3. Adam M. Seifer
    4. David A. Coolidge Jr.
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
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    8 lawyer answers

    First, if I were you, I would contact a criminal defense attorney who focuses his practice on defending people charged with DWI. North Carolina has a 2-tier court system. The US Constitution guarantees the right to a jury trial. Since North Carolina does not permit a defendant to request a jury in District Court, any defendant who is not satisfied with his District Court result can appeal to Superior Court for de novo proceeding. Basically, the judgement in District Court is vacated and...

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  7. My boyfriend was charged with 12 different charges. the main charge is fleeing and eluding, which he has 2 priors.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Sarah Jessica Farber
    2. David A. Coolidge Jr.
    3. David T. Courie
    4. Dean George Tsourakis
    5. Peter Christian Komar
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    6 lawyer answers

    First, your boyfriend is the defendant and he needs to discuss this with his attorney. If he has already accepted a plea and that plea has been recorded in court, then his options for appeal are very limited and most courts are not going to review his sentence since his sentence was part of his plea. In any case, you should have him consult an attorney.

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  8. Can police use this clue to find stolen items?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Charles Christopher Adkins
    2. David A. Coolidge Jr.
    3. Jay Scott Finnecy
    4. Matt Clay Pinsker
    4 lawyer answers

    You should immediately forward this information to the investigative officer of your case. The police may very well be able to track down the person who stole your items.

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  9. Is this a criminal tresspass offense that can be pursued by local law enforcement and result in arrest?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. David A. Coolidge Jr.
    2. Anna Morrison Goodwin
    3. Michael Anthony Hernandez
    3 lawyer answers

    First, the facts sound like breaking and entering into a motor vehicle which is a crime. And yes, people can be charged with trespassing if they come onto your property. Set up a webcam :) catch them in the act.

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  10. I was put on wrong schizophrenia meds so I decided to set two houses on fire. Now prosecutor is investigating me.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. David A. Coolidge Jr.
    2. Jeffrey J. Szczewski
    3. Christopher L. Wiesmueller
    3 lawyer answers

    THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT - If you have NOT yet been charged, but only being investigated, the absolute best advice that any attorney can give you: BE QUIET and HIRE an attorney immediately. Given these circumstances, and with an attorney, there may very well be a scenario where you are never formally charged. You need to consult with an attorney immediately. Good Luck.

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