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  • Do I need a criminal defense lawyer?

    I got an underage drinking ticket at a traffic stop, blew a .03. I am 20 years old and I was wondering if I should get a lawyer to help with the process or if I should just go to court and plead guilty. Here are the numbers (G.S. 20-138.3) and (G....

    Adam’s Answer

    If you plead guilty you will have a drinking related misdemeanor on your record so you should definitely speak to a qualified criminal defense attorney.

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  • Best attorney in Charlotte to represent me in my DUI charge

    Charged with Dui and Restriction . Was stopped at a traffic stop. Previous record DUI 7 years ago.

    Adam’s Answer

    There are several solid DWI attorneys on this site. Experience and client reviews are there as well to help you decide who to hire. There is a lot at stake with DWI charges (especially if the previous DWI was within 7 years as you would be facing jail time on this one) so you will want to do your research and find the right fit for you. If the arrest was recent, there may be ways to get your license reinstated so you can drive before the 30 day suspension expires.

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  • My ex got a DUI. He lost his license but has standard limited driving privileges. Can he supervise our son, whom has his permit?

    My ex frequently drives at times/ days not designated in his priviledges. He does this with our children in the car.my oldest child is a new driver. He is aware his father has a dui. He found this out accidently. He knows there are times his dad d...

    Adam’s Answer

    You may want to consult with an experienced family law attorney if you dont have one already. That is more within their domain. You can look at this site to find one but V. James Filliben is an excellent choice.

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  • I was arrested for a DUI a week back

    I was arrested for a DUI last week and my court date is pending.I am an IT consultant and have a job already but i was also applying for new jobs and i as i am on Work permit so i filled up their paperwork 2 weeks back marking "I don't have any ar...

    Adam’s Answer

    It certainly could. It wont be on your driving record at this point as a conviction but it is an open, pending, and public case and they could find out about it or see a mugshot online. The only way to get that removed is to beat the charge and then expunge it but you will have to beat it first. So you definitely want to consult with an experienced DWI attorney asap to determine what your options are and how best to defend against the charges.

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  • My son rec'd an underage drinking ticket. What might he expect in court, and what are the benefits of obtaining an attorney

    He was respectful of the policemen (undercover) and took responsibility for his actions.

    Adam’s Answer

    This is a misdemeanor charge so hiring a lawyer gives him the best chance to keep this off his permanent record. Most of the time an experienced attorney can handle this ticket without your son even having to go to court so that's an added benefit as well. I would recommend contacting an experienced Mecklenburg County criminal defense attorney to see what his options are.

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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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