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  • Can i have a dui reduced to a public drunk charge if I was broke down along the hwy, outside of my car & the hood up on my car?

    unable to obtain breathalizer reading on scene, i have a clean criminal background, decent driving record (no major violations and very few),

    David’s Answer

    North Carolina is not in the habit of reducing DWIs to a lesser offense, but from the brief explanation it sounds like you may have some other issues to litigate which could result in a dismissal if successful. Contact an attorney to discuss your case and possible defenses.

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  • What do i do for this not to ruin my college chances or chances to get a job?

    Im 14 and was caught with possession of 3 grams of marijuana and a pipe in school. This is my first offense ever. Anything i can do to help me?

    David’s Answer

    Based on your age you will proceed in Juvenile Court and you will have an opportunity to keep a clean record, though it will take some effort on your part. Contact an attorney with your parents before your first court date to discuss the case.

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  • Do I need an Attorney or is it too late?

    Received a ticket Driving while license revoked. Got my license went to court pled guilty waived my right to council and I am going to represent myself since I have my license.

    David’s Answer

    If you entered a plea of guilty to DWLR then the case is disposed of and you may be facing an additional 1-year suspension as a result of a conviction for a moving violation that occurred during a period of suspension. An attorney may be able to re-open the matter by Motion for Appropriate Relief and resolve the case in a different way that does not result in a suspension. Contact a local attorney to discuss the matter.

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  • Should I try to fight a seatbelt violation?

    I received a ticket for improperly wearing my seatbelt. I had it on but had it tucked underneath my arm. I was driving my husbands truck and I am short -- the seatbelt cuts across my throat. It was choking me so I put my arm over it. Is it wor...

    David’s Answer

    If you have the time to attend court multiple times waiting for a trial you could contest the ticket, but not properly wearing the seatbelt is a violation so your chances of being found not guilty are low. A conviction for 20-135.2A does not carry driver license points or insurance points.

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  • How do I go from Supervised to Unsupervised Probation or possibly have Probation Period shortened?

    I have successfully completed half of my probation period for a sex offense. I have successfully completed the treatment program required by the court. I have not had any more problems with the law and a very good relationship with my PO. I have b...

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    Hire an attorney to look into modifying probation. Certain offenses do not allow unsupervised probation. Assuming unsupervised probation is appropriate given the class offense, whether the modification is granted will depend on factors such as the underlying crime/conviction, whether the DA will consent, and whether the judge will approve the modification. With a sex offense this will be a sensitive issue and you will want an attorney to negotiate the process.

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  • Failure to Appear due to Military Orders

    I have a Soldier that received a citation for expired tags, she was directed to report before the court on a certain date, she took care of the inspection, sent the information to the clerk of court with a copy of her Military orders and asked for...

    David’s Answer

    There are a few ways to end/lift the DMV suspension and resolve the underlying citation. Each has its own merits and depends on the client's needs (i.e. as quick as possible or keeping the driving record clear). If this is in Wake County an attorney could handle for her without her having to appear and quickly.

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  • Will a DWI cause damage to my pursue of getting accepted into a good college or university? And if so what are my options?

    First DWI or DUI offense. Underage. Intoxication level at a .11

    David’s Answer

    It will come up but will not necessarily keep you out. How you turned the mistake into a positive learning experience is important. Consider consulting with an attorney who practices in the area of professional licensing defense to help you draft an explanation of the event for your applications. I find that being open with a thorough explanation is well received.

    If the dwi is pending and you have not already retained an attorney for the charge, you should do that as well.

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  • Can I miss my court date for my DWI because I am in rehab?

    First offense DWI 22 y.o. female, no accident or other charges. I blew 0.19. Can I go to treatment for alcohol/depression? Can I get my court date changed?

    David’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney, and our attorney should be able to handle the court date in your absence for such good cause. Don't just skip the court date, hire an attorney to appear on your behalf.

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  • What happens if I don't go to misdemeanor criminal court for not paying on rental tires in Raleigh nc

    no background

    David’s Answer

    You will be called and failed and an order for your arrest will be issued. You should contact a defense attorney to discuss representation. If this is your first offense you have several ways to keep your record clean

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  • I wasn't given Miranda Rights & not permitted to speak to attorney. What can this mean in my defense?

    I was arrested for a DWI and, although I repeatedly requested to speak to one, the police would not let me contact an attorney. I was also never read my Miranda Rights during the process. Will this have any impact on my litigation? I have a profes...

    David’s Answer

    Access to an attorney or a witness at certain times during the process can give rise to certain challenges or defenses. Contact an attorney and discuss the specific facts with them. Failure to read Miranda rights may keep certain statements out of court but otherwise will not bar the State from proceeding in most cases.

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