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I was a cop when all this came down and in 2013 after long legal battles I was ultimately charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. I been wanting to get this expunged but can't seem to get a clear answer on this matter. I am a resident of NC an...
Expunction Law is notoriously complex and seemingly ever-developing in NC.
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Ive had no problems since and that is the only thing besides a littering ticket I've ever had.
No Contest / Nolo Contendere pleas are easy to understand. As a practical matter, the Court treats such plea or pleas the same as a standard Guilty Plea.
Not sure what a 5 Year Marijuana means either, as that is WELL above what may be imposed (as an Active Sentence) pursuant to a Misdemeanor Plea.
Probably makes sense to talk to an attorney down there on the coast.
There's a murder trial going on and expected to go into next week I have a probation violation hearing mon will it get heard?
GREAT question, as calendaring issues and conflicts are just a normal part of the disposition of criminal matters in North Carolina.
Depending on the availability of courtroom space and staff, sometimes matters can be transferred to another courtroom to be handled. Cases also occasionally suddenly end, leaving holes in a docket if the other remains cases are continued too soon.
Given the limited and therefore precious nature of Superior Court time, prosecutors, judges, and defense lawyers are sometimes reluctant to move matters, preferring to take a "wait-and-see" approach to calendaring.
Understandably it can be nerve-racking, wondering what's going to happen.
Best bet is to try to be patient, as in large measure how things proceed in Court are not normally in the power of Defense Counsel or Defendants.
See also this blog on court scheduling in NC:
Again, great question.
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I was going home to Charlotte from Winston-Salem and got pulled over in the Statesville area. I was going 99 in a 70 (I know that was way too fast and I feel terrible because I did it unnecessarily). Anyways, I read that anything over 80 is a Cla...
You need to immediately talk with lawyer.
I was severely injured in county jail. I wrote the jailers I needed to be moved prior to the attack. They are trying to cover up the truth and they made up a different story then what actually happened.
Probably be better answered by Civil Rights attorney.
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We just moved here and I've not been working long and don't have enough to pay it all right now. I need an extension.
It's something we seem to see a lot nowadays in court, especially considering how expensive costs have become.
Check out our blog post on the subject :
I won a top prize of $400,000 on a scratch off ticket. I need to figure out how much money I need to save in case I have to pay the IRS at the end of the year, if need be.
This is a Board for Teaffic Law issues. You likely need a tax lawyer.
Congrats all the same!
Was cuffed taken to jail finger printed and photographed and released on bond but my rights were never read
That's a REALLY good question. Miranda Rights, as they are commonly known, are normally associated with an "custodial interrogation."
We've done a video on the subject goes into some depth as to what is Miranda, when it applies, and when it does NOT apply:
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I was arrested last week for driving while impaired and I'm ready to have this over as fast as I can. My court date isn't for another two weeks but I was wondering if I got the assessment done now and started community service will it help me? Wou...
Even if you plan on pleading guilty, it will help to have the help and guidance of an attorney.
Those are REALLY good questions though and because there are SO MANY considerations, more information would be helpful.
Generally speaking, getting an assessment and following through with treatment is likely a smart thing to do. In the proper circumstances, it is an authorized Mitigating Factor.
BUT, DWI cases are notoriously complex. There are a lot of ins-and-outs associated with even a plea, obtaining a driving privilege, and the consequences of a conviction.
Check Out the back of the NC DWI Quick Reference Guide for sentencing info in North Carolina:
I was drinking at the beach monday, picked up a friend and heading back to the beach, but I got pulled over I was speeding I got a ticket for reckless driving and since I had been previously drinking I got charged with operating a car after consum...
Sounds like 20-138.3 violation and if so, it is a very serious offense. Retain a lawyer.See question