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Fred B. Amos II

Raleigh Family Law Attorney.

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  1. I was charged with provisional DWI, but did not consume drugs or alcohol! Do I really need a lawyer for these frivolous charges?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. Sarah Jessica Farber
    3. Samuel Cohen
    4. Kevin H. Pate
    5. William Joseph Kennedy III
    5 lawyer answers

    A charge of driving after consuming under 21 is a serious charge as the penalties can be just as severe as if you were charged with DWI. While you feel the charge is frivolous, and perhaps it is, you should retain counsel to improve your chances of either having the case dismissed or, if necessary, taking your case to trial. While no one can guarantee you a particular outcome, from the little information you have provided, it sounds like you have a good case. Many of us criminal defense...

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  2. I got an open container violation but I wasn't drinking. Someone I was driving from party forgot open beer can.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. Samuel Cohen
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    Drinking is not a requirement for a violation of the open container statute. You need the assistance of a criminal defense attorney.

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  3. I was charged with dwi on private property

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Whitfield Mcgee Jr
    2. Fred B. Amos II
    3. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
    4. Andrew Nicholas Clifford
    5. Robert Dean Craig
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    One of the elements the State has to prove in order to convict you of DWI in North Carolina is that you drove upon "any highway, any street, or any public vehicular area." You state that you were charged on private property. That does not necessarily mean that you did not drive as stated above. However, the State must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. In any event, you need to hire a DWI defense attorney, go over all the facts, and let the attorney assess your case. Good luck to you.

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  4. Out of state license restoration

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. Ernest Clarke Dummit
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. James Donald Garrett
    4 lawyer answers

    Thanks to the Interstate Compact, most likely you will need to pay all monies due in the other state before you will be able to get a license in North Carolina. Thanks to computers and the internet, they can keep up with you now regardless of where you live. North Carolina is a member of the Compact, so if the state in which you owe money is a member, you will have to pay it before North Carolina will grant you a license. Good luck to you.

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  5. Can I get in trouble for throwing a MDMA party if it is "Bring your Own Molly"?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Christopher James Welch
    2. Fred B. Amos II
    3. F. "Bill" William Powers
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. A lot of trouble.

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  6. I met this girl on the internet from my school and got arrested. I need those criminal charges gone.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. Christopher James Welch
    3. Katherine Elizabeth Hudson
    4. Steve Wright
    5. Justin Christopher Olsinski
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    If you think that committing such an atrocious act against a woman for any reason makes you a "true man," you have a lot to learn. I hope no permanent damage was done to this girl's face. As far as defenses, I suggest you start by enrolling in anger management classes, and take them seriously. Next, hire a criminal defense attorney and do as they tell you. You will be fortunate not to go to jail.

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  7. Cop said "you look like you are on drugs" and searched my car without consent. He is not a doctor. 4th Amendment broken?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. F. "Bill" William Powers
    3. John M. Kaman
    4. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    Depends. The officer may be certified as a drug recognition expert (DRE). Even if the officer is a certified DRE, the State would still need to prove probable cause. I suggest you hire yourself a criminal defense attorney.

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  8. I have two DWI charges pending in North Carolina. Assistant DA says one will be Level 2 and other will be Level 4.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. James Kevan Minick
    3. Adam W. Bull
    4. Anna Morrison Goodwin
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Minnick and believe the DA you spoke with gave you bad information. However, I believe the DA erred in the wrong direction. First, I can't say if either of your DWI's would be a level 4 as I do not know the facts of either case. However, if you are convicted of both of these DWI charges, you will most likely be sentenced at Level 1 for the second DWI, not Level 2. This is so because if convicted of both DWI's, you would have two grossly aggravating factors for your second...

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  9. How to get dwi dropped or reduced just moved and have been under a lot of stress without jail time need to work and go to school

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. David T. Courie
    2. Fred B. Amos II
    3. Sarah Jessica Farber
    4. Amanda Bowden Houser
    5. Dean George Tsourakis
    5 lawyer answers

    You will not get a DWI charge dropped or reduced. In North Carolina, a DWI charge is not something you can handle yourself. DWI cases are complex and a conviction carries serious consequences. I strongly urge you to hire a DWI defense attorney in your county to represent you and guide you through the process. Good luck to you.

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  10. I was pulled over for going 85 in a 65....I dont think i was going that fast but i got a ticket for it ... should get a lawyer

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    4. Zachary Andrew Cohen
    5. Andrew A. Achey
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, you should certainly hire a traffic attorney in your county. Depending on your record and how matters are handled in Alamance County, you may be able to plead to a non-moving violation or get a Prayer For Judgment Continued. Good luck to you.

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