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What Causes a License Revocation in NC?

We commonly have people who tell us that they’ve been charged with Driving While License Revoked who simply aren’t even sure why their license is even revoked in the first place.  Sometimes, these people say that they don’t understand how their license can be revoked because they’ve never had a North Carolina license.  Trying to […]

Restraining Orders

Raleigh North Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Discuss Restraining Orders and Stalking  A restraining order can be a difficult and heavy burden on your life and your ability to move freely as you wish.  It may affect where you can and can’t go, with whom you may speak or communicate, and in certain circumstances may even […]

CCW at RDU: Forgetting to Check Firearms at the Airport

As you rush through the security line at the Raleigh Durham airport, you take everything metal out of your pockets and throw them in the bin your carry-on bag.  You walk through the metal detector without any problem but as you approach the end to retrieve your carry on, you are horrified when confronted by […]

High Alcohol Levels and Driving Privileges

The charge of Driving While Impaired is complex. Likewise, so are the consequences of the charge if a Defendant is convicted and not properly prepared. There are potential consequences that one may expect, such as alcohol treatment, fines, probation, or even jail time. These may be imposed as part of a DWI judgment- meaning the […]

3 Roads to DWI

What does it mean to “drive while impaired” in North Carolina?  In Wake, Durham and Franklin Counties, many people know the legal limit of alcohol when driving is a 0.08. However, there are other ways that you can be found guilty of Driving While Impaired in North Carolina.  In fact, if the State is able […]

When Permanent isn’t Permanent: Restoring Driving Privileges after Permanent Revocations

The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles can revoke driving privileges, or a person’s license, “permanently.”  A permanent revocation occurs when an individual is convicted of three or more DWI’s, three or more convictions for moving violations during a period of revocation, or three or more convictions for driving on a suspended or revoked license. […]

DMV Hearings – Now They Cost More Than Time

In North Carolina, a citizen’s privilege to drive can be revoked in many ways that require a restoration hearing in front of a DMV hearing officer before the citizen can have their privilege restored. For example, if someone refuses to submit to a chemical test (breath, blood or urine) during a DWI investigation in Wake […]

Restoration of Gun Rights for Convicted Felons

In North Carolina, if you are a convicted felon, you cannot possess a firearm. To possess a firearm as a convicted felon is a felony offense in itself (NCGS 14-415.1). In 2010, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation to create a process through which certain convicted felons could petition the courts to reinstate their […]

Driving While Impaired, Even When You’re Not.

Many times clients ask us, “How can I be arrested for DWI? I wasn’t even drunk!”  What they’re referring to is the fact that they felt perfectly fine while they were driving.  They had no doubt in their mind that they were safely within the legal limit and yet they were still charged with Driving […]

What is an Expunction?

           Many people have questions about what it means to get an expunction.  Will it erase my charge completely? Will it take my mug shot offline?  Will a background check still show that I was charged with this?  The reality is that an expunction may be a wonderful tool to help […]

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