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  • Need help understanding what comes with reckless driving.

    I guess I'll start off with my story then questions. Well first off I'm 17 yrs old in North Carolina and got pulled over on the 4th of July going 88mph in a 70 zone since a friend and I were painting a barn and were running late so we were pushing...

    Adam’s Answer

    First off, there are ways to get your driving privileges reinstated before the 30 days so if that's important to you, you should definitely consult with an experienced Charlotte DWI lawyer who can help guide you through this difficult process. There are many different ways to attack these charges but everyone's case is different so make sure you feel comfortable with the person you hire. The stakes are high so dont delay in hiring counsel.

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  • I got my 2nd DWI last Friday on my way home from a night out with some co-workers.

    I was charged with my 2nd DWI last week. I wrecked my car on my way home, about .5 miles away from my house. I wrecked my car and was found by the police sometime afterwards, I don't recall the police officer being there. I awoke to a hospital bed...

    Adam’s Answer

    It sounds like your case has a lot of complex issues and there's a lot at stake since it's your second one (which usually means automatic jail time if youre found guilty for a second time) so you definitely are going to want to hire a DWI attorney with a lot of experience in handling these types of cases. Accident cases often present other issues as well such as whether the state can prove you were even driving the vehicle or whether the alcohol was consumed before or during the driving, as opposed to after the driving. So contact an experienced DWI attorney in Charlotte asap to figure out what defenses you might have available to you.

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  • I have waited 2 years for my blood work to come back 4 dui should that not b dismissed

    blowed .02 still gave me blood test

    Adam’s Answer

    Most likely the officer suspected drugs if they still took your blood after a .02. The amount of time they allow the State to continue the case to get the blood results back depends on the county. You will want to discuss this with your lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, you should hire one asap.

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  • After conviction of DWI I know I will lose my full license for a year but can I get a provisional license to go to work

    Need a provisional license

    Adam’s Answer

    If it is your first offense and BAC was not .15 or higher, you should be eligible to get privilege right away. If the BAC was .15 or higher, you can get it after 45 days from date of conviction and upon you installing the interlock ignition device in your car.

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  • What is my next step? What are my best options to obtain an attorney? Reasonable budget representation?

    My first court appointed attorney that handled my pre-trial appeal; was elected judge. I was then informed by the court that I had the option for another court appointed attorney. At the time. The option I chose, feeling that I would be best rep...

    Adam’s Answer

    SInce it's your second in 7 years, you need to take it seriously as youre facing automatic jail time if convicted. You should contact an attorney that handles the county in which youre charged and go with him if you feel comfortable with him. I understand money may be tight but if you are sent away for a while, i imagine it will become tighter. SO dont skimp on a good DWI lawyer.

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  • Is it important to have a lawyer during pretrial in superior court; to plead not guilty for a DWI?

    This is my second DUI. My current awaiting pretrial court date is the product of an appeal.

    Adam’s Answer

    It's always best to have an attorney present for a DWI, especially since it isnt your first and you are most likely facing automatic jail time.

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  • I got dwi in Clinton on 421 hwy, i blew 0.09 loss of license for 30 days. should i get court appointed or hire lawyer?

    i got a dwi in Sampson county on Jan 11th. blew a 0.09 with 1500$ unsecured bond lost license for 30 days, this is my first dwi. this is my first offense, the cop told me i should just pay the fines and be done with it, but i don't want insurance ...

    Adam’s Answer

    Always best to hire a lawyer you feel comfortable with. But if you dont have the money, you dont have much choice.

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  • How long can you continue a DUI court case in North Carolina? Is there a chance of the case being dismissed?

    - DUI was reported in Pitt County, NC - Occurred almost 5 years ago in 2010

    Adam’s Answer

    This depends on the facts of the case, who has continued it thus far, etc. You need to discuss these things with your lawyer. If you dont have one, I recommend hiring one asap.

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  • Can I get charged with DUI after the fact

    I was driving with my headlights off, got pulled over, cop ask for my license/registration, came back and asked where I was heading and then told me to have a good night. Can I be charged with dui after the fact if the cop didn't perform and tests...

    Adam’s Answer

    Most likely not. The officer didnt do a DWI (there is no DUI in NC, only DWI Driving While Impaired) investigation so there most likely is no BAC reading to be used against you.

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  • How do you select the right attorney?

    I have gotten a speeding ticket recently and now need to know about selecting a lawyer? Do I just pick and choose out of the yellow pages in the phone book, wait for the letters to start showing in the mail? I'd like to get it taken care of as soo...

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    Do your research. Look at reviews, ratings on 3rd party sites like this one. For a speeding ticket it wont matter that much but for bigger ticket items like DWIs, it's crucial.

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