Yes, it's actually pretty common. There are three general ways to prosecute an DWI in North Carolina:
1. Appreciable Impairment, and/or
2. At any relevant time after operating vehicle, 0.08 breath reading, and/or
3. Metabolites or active ingredients of Schedule I Controlled Substance in blood.
One would necessarily anticipate the State is proceeding on the first prong of impairment. That does not preclude ALSO prosecuting under the 0.08 or Schedule I standards as well. (VERY fact...
That certainly sounds a bit unusual. Probably requires delving a little deeper into the facts.
You may wish to contact John Fanney in Raleigh. He's an excellent attorney. Please say "hey" if you speak to him.
Best of luck to you.
Call the Probation Officer. Depending on the type of charge, and obviously the Judgment entered by the Court, treatment may already be a condition.
I don't think I ever seen problems with someone seeking help. I HAVE seen problems when people don't keep in touch with Adult Supervision and/or trying to avoid other conditions of probation by running to a treatment facility.
Again, ALWAYS a good idea to contact probation without delay.
Great question though!
Tough to answer. There is a substantial difference between juvenile court, and "adjudication as a delinquent" and regular Superior Court.
Given the serious nature of the alleged offenses, seek out experienced legal counsel without delay.
My good friend Cole Williams is absolutely fabulous and his office is right there in Durham.
If you call Cole, please say "hey" for me. Don't mess around with these charges. Retain an attorney ASAP.
Good inquiry. Best of luck to you!
That is a very serious citation. If convicted as is, it would result in a license revocation and substantial insurance premium increases.
Don't mess around with this one. Retain an attorney ASAP.
Jimmy McGee is an excellent attorney in Wilmington. Super nice guy. Give him a ring. Say "hey" if you talk to him.
Thanks for your inquiry and best of luck to you.
Given the potential long-term consequences associated with a conviction for theft related matters, which include things outside the courtroom such as finding and keeping a Job, it makes sense to talk to a lawyer.
An experienced attorney can guide you through the process, explaining the different options available and possible penalties.
Andy Banzhoff handles these types of cases in Buncombe County. Great lawyer and good friend. Please tell him I said hello.
You'll feel better after...
First, seek the assistance of an experienced attorney, as they likely can guide you through the process.
It sounds as if the charging officer is going to seek criminal charges. The magistrate will decide whether to issue a criminal summons or an order for arrest.
As each jurisdiction can be a little different on how such cases are handled administratively, it makes sense to talk to a lawyer without delay.
Gracious that's a TOUGH set of circumstances.
Civil Courts, which are normally involved in the process of adoption / custody, can consider a pretty wide range of circumstances in determining what is in the "best interests" of the child. The allegations of Impaired Driving are serious. What could become further troubling is whether the child was in the vehicle at the time.
Put simply, seek experienced legal counsel without delay. It would help to have an attorney familiar with both...
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There MAY be other options. . .assuming there was an arrest associated with the DWI charges. If that is indeed the case, there would be an arrest photo from the Mecklenburg County Jail.
It's complicated, but with proper documentation proving the false name / identity during the arrest via an NCDL photo, arrest photo, NC DOT/DMV record check, etc., it would make sense to approach the District Attorney's Office to discuss...