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  • Got Speeding Ticket driving 70 on 55 in North Carolina with no fine and a court date

    Actually i was driving on 80 but cop gave me a ticket for 70 on 55 and it dont have any fine amount how can i know what would be the fine amount and i want to make sure that i dont get any points and this the 2nd tickets i have in my 10 years of ...

    David’s Answer

    You should consider hiring someone who handles a lot of speeding tickets. The Wake County DA's office has started allowing the reduction to improper equipment which is a non-moving violation. There are some requirements to qualify for this reduction so you should consult an attorney. We handle quite a few speeding cases in Wake County and I'm happy to help or contact another local attorney. You can also avoid having to come to court if you have an attorney.

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  • Can he get in trouble?

    I'm 17 and a 50+ year old man has been asking me to have sex with him and tried to pay me 75$ and hour for sex. Can I turn him into the police and will he get in trouble?

    David’s Answer

    There are 2 issues here. The age of consent in NC is 16. This means that you and this man can have sex without there being any crime. However, the offering of money for sex is prostitution and that is illegal in NC.

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  • How much is a bond for first time larceny if the good were $100

    Stole 100 dollars from work place..an honesty mistake never did anything like this before....what are my consequences

    David’s Answer

    Bonds are set for the purpose of making sure a defendant appears in court and to protect the public. A judge looks at the charge (felony or misdemeanor, and your criminal record to set the bond. Your bond should not be too high.

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  • Me and my boyfriend are dating and hes turning 18 soon and I'm 16 is it illegal to be dating?

    Is it illegal for me and my boyfriend to still be dating after he turns 18. hug or kiss or just cuddling not any sexual acts and is it wrong for us to be alone together.

    David’s Answer

    You can date, hug, kiss, whatever you so desire. Age of consent for sexual activity is 16 in North Carolina. However, do not exchange nude photos with him. That could create some criminal liability. Enjoy each other.

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  • Do all employers go back 10 years for a criminal background check in Charlotte, NC?

    My husband had a misdemeanor from 2006 (petty larceny) and he applied for a tech job with Direct TV and did not get it. The misdemeanor was from Amherst, NY. We now live in Charlotte, NC. He is a good man and did a very stupid thing years ago ...

    David’s Answer

    Different employers conduct different background checks. Some do conviction only checks. Some look at a more complete background check. Most do at least a 7 year history. Given that his conviction is 10 years ago, he should be able to obtain employment. Good Luck.

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  • What should I do? I was wrongfully charged for possession of marijuana.

    I was with my boyfriend at the time, and it was HIS. We were stopped by a police officer and he asked us to get out of the car, because we were at a abandoned house, where everyone hangs out. At the time I didn't know that he had anything on him, ...

    David’s Answer

    Don't Panic. You need representation. I've had this exact situation occur several times in the past and it's always worked out. If possible, hire a local attorney to help you with this matter. If you cannot afford an attorney, as the court to appoint you a public defender. Good Luck.

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  • Could i get this expunged or lowered to a misdemeanor? And how do i proceed to be honest im scared i have never had this happen.

    I got arrested today for intent to sell and possession of marijuana and intent to sell and deliver. They knocked on my door saying they had gotten a call about people coming to my house i asked if they had a search warrant and they did not, they ...

    David’s Answer

    Given that this is your first offense there is a very good chance that an attorney can help negotiate a deal where you still have a clean record. You need an attorney !!! And for the future, NEVER ALLOW A CONSENT SEARCH !!! Always make them get a warrant. Good Luck.

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  • How should I handle this and what are my options

    I have received a court summons for failing to make payments on my furniture. I payed what was owed and told that I didn't need to show up for court by the furniture company. Now I have a warrant for failure to appear. The warrant is for North Car...

    David’s Answer

    If there is an active failure to appear for a criminal charge, you need to take care of that immediately. Hire an attorney who handles criminal matters in the county in which you were charged. Do not ignore this issue.

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  • What will happen in court considering this is my first offense and it's a misdemeanor?

    My grandma accused me of hitting her, called 911 and I was arrested and charged with assault on a female. This is my very first offense. I was in jail for roughly three hours before being bailed out. I'm just worried about what will happen in cour...

    David’s Answer

    Assault on a female is a class A1 misdemeanor, the highest level misdemeanor. This is a very serious charge and a conviction like this on your record can be devastating. You should hire an attorney immediately. If you cannot afford an attorney then please ask that the court appoint you the public defender. Given that you have a clean record, it is very likely that a deferral agreement can be worked out that would result in a dismissal. You will probably not be put back in jail, so rest easy but do not take this so lightly as to not consult a local attorney. Good Luck.

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