Can I handle a dui case in North Carolina without appearing. I had to move to Pennsylvania.
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Hi there, it depends on how you want to dispose of it. Different counties here in NC have varyious policies on waiving appearance in DWI cases. Your attorney may be able to appear for you on several court dates, but ultimately you may have to appear in court. I would suggest you hire an attorney in the county where the DWI is pending, so that you will know what your options are.
Your best bet in Carteret County would be to hire an attorney.
DWI is a mandatory appearance offense, meaning that you must either (1) appear in person, or (2) appear through an attorney. If you do neither, an order for your arrest WILL issue, and you WILL incur suspensions of your privilege to drive in NC (and likely elsewhere, given enough time). While it is unlikely that you would be arrested out of state, you would be fair game immediately upon reentering any portion of NC. An attorney can help you avoid all of this.
An attorney can appear on your behalf for multiple court dates over the duration of the case. You may or may not need to return depending upon how the case resolves, provided that you do everything your attorney instructs you to do.
DWIs are complex cases with long-lasting ramifications; you need a seasoned set of eyes checking everything out for you.
Generally the only way that is allowed is if you plead guilty - if you do, then you will have issues in PA because your NC lcense will be suspended. Limited driving privileges issued by NC can’t be used to drive in other states and you won’t be able to get a PA license while you are suspended here. Roger Crowe is a great lawyer in Beaufort NC. Please call his office and tell him I referred you. He and I have had mutual clients before.
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The majority of States are participants in Interstate Licensing, Reporting and Enforcement. These States share information regarding Driver’s Licensing, arrests, convictions and suspensions. Your arrest, conviction and sentencing in another State will be available to the State issuing your Driver’s License. A Suspension of your driving privileges in another State will result in a suspension in the State where you are actually licensed to drive.
More information is needed to evaluate this situation. You need to search AVVO and consult in person with an experienced and seasoned North Carolina Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) Criminal Defense lawyer in your area. A local North Carolina DUI Criminal Defense attorney will be more familiar with the lay of the land and tendencies of local Courts and Judges. An experienced local DUI Criminal Defense attorney can evaluate what evidence, statements or identifications are likely to be admitted at a preliminary hearing or trial. They can also provide an assessment of the consequences and potential fines or sentencing guidelines the DUI involved.
You may qualify to have a private attorney appointed by the Court to represent you. You may be able to obtain some assistance from the public defender’s office. Your local Legal Aid office may assist you for free on a sliding fee scale, depending on you income of assets. Legal Aid offices are staffed with individuals to assist the public with legal questions and the selection, completion and filing of applicable legal documents. These individuals are knowledgeable in DUI law issues. While they won’t always give you legal advice specific to your case, they will give you practical advice on how best to proceed, what forms to file, and anticipated time frames and sentencing guidelines involved. But your BEST CHANCE AT SUCCESS is to search AVVO and consult with a local North Carolina DUI Criminal Defense attorney where your DUI occurred. Many are former Prosecutors, Judges or have extensive DUI Trial Experience.
This is not legal advice! You need to speak to an AVVO North Carolina DUI Criminal Defense attorney who is licensed in your state for legal advice. I strongly recommend you search AVVO and make an appointment with a competent and experienced North Carolina DUI Criminal Defense attorney in your area, who can take time to carefully evaluate and explain all options available. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney. To locate a DUI or Criminal Defense Attorney go to https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/how-to-hire-a-criminal-attorney.
See also: http://www.nydwi.com/DWIQA/InterstateLicensing.php