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Fred B. Amos II

Raleigh Family Law Attorney.

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  1. The penalty for failure to appear On a non payable speeding ticket. Thanks

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2 lawyer answers

    Your best course of action is to hire a traffic attorney in the county where your ticket was issued, which would appear to be Warren County. You will not be able to get your license until you have taken care of the old ticket or tickets. You also need to pay the fines and court costs involved. A good traffic attorney can look at your old ticket, your driving record, etc. and hopefully handle the speeding ticket in a manner that will not affect your insurance rates, i.e. plead you to a non-...

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  2. For DWI, if you blow a 0.0 because they think you are impaired, then they do the blood test, how likely will a DWI charge stick?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. Celia V. Visser
    3. James Kevan Minick
    4. Christopher James Welch
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    Your son needs a good DWI defense attorney. Should the blood test come back positive, either for marijuana or the prescribed medication, or both, an attorney may be able to get the blood test results suppressed. If not, the case may still be winnable at trial. There are many variables in a DWI case. In any event, it sounds like the blood test will at a minimum be positive for marijuana, so it is unlikely the D.A. will dismiss the case. Your son needs representation to defend his case properly.

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  3. DUI EC/IR maintenance

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Christopher James Welch
    2. Fred B. Amos II
    3. Matthew Vernon Silva
    4. Barry K. Henline
    5. Timothy J. Vanderweert
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree. That is a hole that appears to have been plugged.

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  4. Is the wake county G.S. 90-96 a good avenue for a 18 year old with no priors to pursue?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
    2. Fred B. Amos II
    3. Kevin Matthew Marcilliat
    4. Matthew Vernon Silva
    5. George Wilmarth Nickel III
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    Mr. Sullivan is correct. Your son needs to hire an attorney in Wake County to handle this charge. It is very possible to get this charge dismissed, or if not, as Mr. Sullivan stated, a deferred prosecution would be the next best result. In any event, your son should not take this charge lightly. It will be well worth it for your son to hire an attorney to handle this charge correctly. Good luck to you.

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  5. Do I have grounds to fight this seatbelt ticket?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. Robert Edward Fenster
    3. Michael R Crosner
    4. Steven M. Laird
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately for you, driving two miles without your seat belt fastened is clearly a violation. Whether or not the officer knew whether your passenger has their best fastened is irrelevant as you appear to have admitted to the officer that you forgot to buckle your belt. As to your question of how he knew your belt was not fastened, the answer is likely that he saw you when you realized your belt was not fastened and made the movements associated with buckling a seat belt. I'm sorry to give...

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  6. In NC, can one expunge a reduced charge. I was charged with Speeding 30 over but it got reduced to Speeding 9 over.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. Anna Morrison Goodwin
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. George Wilmarth Nickel III
    4 lawyer answers

    A traffic infraction appears on your driving record, which cannot be expunged. Expungements apply to criminal records.

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  7. I told a judge that speeding laws are stupid and he sentenced me to 2 years probation for reckless driving.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Gerald R Stahl
    4. George Wilmarth Nickel III
    5. John J. Carney
    5 lawyer answers

    You could have given your notice of appeal in open court after you were sentenced. Otherwise, you have 20 days from the date of your conviction to file your notice of appeal. I can assure you that will be a waste of your time. You would get a better result trying to reopen your case and apologizing to the judge. For future reference, when standing in front of a judge, keep your personal opinions to yourself. Answer only "yes" or "no" where possible. When short answers are not possible,...

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  8. My 17 year old son has just received a DWI and blew a .04. Is there anyway to get the charge reduced?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. Dean George Tsourakis
    3. Fred B. Amos II
    4. Christopher Irvin Simser
    5. Samuel Cohen
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    There is no reduction to a DWI charge in North Carolina. The DWI charge can be dismissed by a DA, one can plead guilty to the DWI charge, or one can go to trial and see what happens. However, considering your son blew a .04, he should also have been charged with Driving After Consuming While Under 21, and hopefully he was. If he was, then it is very possible to convince the DA to dismiss the DWI. That would likely require pleading guilty to the DACU21 charge, but it is possible to get a PJC...

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  9. DWI. BLOW .07 ...... 10/2012

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Christopher James Welch
    2. Fred B. Amos II
    3. Sarah Jessica Farber
    4. Timothy J. Vanderweert
    5. James Kevan Minick
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    I believe you mean that your case has moved to Superior Court, however I am not sure why that would be the case. Have you been unrepresented by counsel through this process? Did you have a court appointed attorney? Or did you hire an attorney? Although, I assume from what you have stated that you did not hire your own attorney. Regardless, you should be able to find an attorney in Lenoir County that will consult with you free of charge in order to determine where you are in your case and...

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  10. If face a DUI what is the amount of time he or she looking at. Open container driving with revoked license .

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Benjamin Harris Van Steinburgh
    2. Fred B. Amos II
    3. Douglas E. Portnoy
    4. Michael Jon Macht
    4 lawyer answers

    A lot more information is required in order to determine any potential sentencing. Many criminal defense attorneys offer free consultations, so it should cost you nothing to explain the details to an attorney and determine what you are looking at should you be convicted. Good luck.

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