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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.