North Carolina Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

North Carolina M-Z
  1. Asheboro
    1. Goins, Jason: We handle cases relating to: Custody Disability Divorce DWI Estate planning Immigration Personal injury Traffic Workers' compensation Family and Divorce Attorneys: Adoption Child Abuse Child Custody Child Support Divorce Domestic Violence Guardianships Juvenile Law Marital Law Paternity Premarital Agreements Spousal Support Visitation Rights Experience: Civil Criminal Litigation Trial Criminal Attorneys: Assault and Battery Domestic Violence Drug Crimes DUI and DWI Juvenile Crimes Sexual Crimes Theft Traffic Violations Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys: Animal Bites Disability Law Motorcycle accidents Sexual Abuse Vehicle Accidents Workers Compensation Immigration Attorneys: Citizenship Deportation Green Cards Visas
    2. Hord, David: 40% Criminal Defense 4 years 20% Family 4 years 10% Speeding / Traffic Ticket 4 years 10% DUI / DWI 4 years 5% Divorce / Separation 4 years 15% Unknown
    3. Megerian & Wells: Criminal Defense Family Law Civil Litigation
    4. Hayes Law Firm: traffic offenses, including DWIÕs and Speeding Tickets
    5. Dunn, Scott: DUI/DWI - If you have been cited for DUI/DWI, you should know that the law provides serious consequences upon conviction. And these punishments for drunk driving are even more severe for repeat offenders. A DUI sentence may require you to pay a substantial fine, serve some time in jail, or both. In addition to any fines or jail time, your driver's license may be suspended, even if it is your first offense. You will have to find alternate transportation and go through considerable effort to regain your driving privileges after a drunk driving conviction. To add insult to injury, many insurance companies will drop your motor vehicle coverage if you get a DUI. The companies that will insure you will only do so at a greatly increased premium. It is easy to see how important it is to protect your rights - and to do that, you need a lawyer who will work to stop these consequences from becoming reality.
  2. Ashville
  3. Beaufort
    1. Cherry, Bob: 50% Criminal Defense 19 years 50% DUI / DWI
    2. Cummings & Cummings: Many people assume that DWI only refers to motor vehicles driven on state roadways. This, however, is untrue. In fact, according to the definitions laid out in ¤20-4.01(49) of the 2009 North Carolina code, a vehicle is defined as any vehicle upon which a person or property can be transported Ð excluding those powered by humans or set exclusively on fixed tracks. In fact, in ¤20-138.1, when outlining DWI law, the only "vehicle" that is deemed as exempt is that of a horse.
    3. Crowe Law Firm: If you have been arrested and charged with a DWI in North Carolina, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your interests. The consequences of a conviction can be serious and can affect you for years to come. In addition to fines, penalties and incarceration, you could lose your driving privileges for a substantial period of time and risk losing your job.
    4. Cherry, Bob: criminal, dwi, and traffic defense
    5. Valentine & McFadyen: * Traffic violations * Larceny * Sex crimes * Murder * Domestic violence * White collar crime
  4. Biscoe
    1. Thigpen & Jenkins: Traffic violations can result in points against your license, an increase in your insurance premiums, and even suspension of your driving privileges. We have handled thousands of tickets over the years and are experienced in obtaining the best possible resolution of your traffic violation. For the vast majority of traffic violations, such as speeding tickets and stop sign violations, we are able to handle your ticket without you having to appear in court. For more serious traffic violations such as Driving While Impaired (DWI), the consequences can include jail time, suspension of license and community service.
  5. Bolivia
    1. Sullivan & Snow: North Carolina's DWI laws are some of the toughest in the nation. A DWI Conviction can raise your insurance rates up to 400%! You don't have to lose your license for a year. If you are a first time offender you are eligible for a limited privilege after 10 days, pretrial and are eligible for a limited driving privilege on the date of conviction.
    2. Mulligan Epstein: DWI Defense North Carolina has some of the toughest DWI laws in the nation. Even a first offense can result in serious consequences, including hefty fines, loss of license, community service, and in extreme circumstances, even jail time. If you have had a prior DWI conviction, jail time is probably mandatory if you are convicted again.
  6. Boone
    1. Teague, Joshua: Criminal Defense: District Court: Misdemeanor and Felony Charges ¥ Traffic Violations- Speeding, Unsafe Movement, Expired Inspection to DWI. ¥ DWI- First offense to habitual DWIÕs. ¥ Drug Offenses- minor, marijuana to felonies. ¥ Alcohol Charges- Underage Possession of Alcohol to Driving after Consuming and DWI. ¥ Misdemeanors- Larceny, Assault, Communicating Threats. Superior Court: Felony Charges Juvenile Court: ¥ Delinquent: ¥ Un-disciplined ¥ Neglect Wills and Estates: ¥ Simple Wills ¥ Living Wills ¥ Health Care POA ¥ Estate Administration Involuntary Commitment Hearings:
    2. Eggers Law: DWI, Traffic and Speeding Defense
  7. Burgaw
    1. Coleman Law: Auto Accident Bankruptcy Civil Litigation Consumer Advocacy and Protection Contracts Criminal Defense Divorce DUI/DWI Employee Benefits Estate Planning & Administration Family Law Harassment Incorporation Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Probate Products Lemon Law Liability Real Estate Law Traffic Offenses/Violations Wills and Trusts
    2. Heckart, Kevin: Civil and Criminal Trial Practice Traffic Domestic Personal Injury Workers' compensation Social Security Corporation Law
    3. Moore & Kennan: Criminal and Traffic Law DWI Offenses Traffic Tickets Misdemeanors Felonies
    4. Harrell, Kent: Child Custody Civil Litigation Criminal Law Divorce Driving While Intoxicated Family Law
  8. Burlington
    1. Whited Law Firm MO: In order to convict you of Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence in North Carolina, the District Attorney must be able to prove 5 elements/facts beyond a reasonable doubt. The five elements are: That you were driving. That you were driving a vehicle in the manner defined in case law and by statute. That you were operating a vehicle in a public vehicular area. That the officer had both a reasonable suspicion to initiate the stop of your vehicle as well as probable cause to make the arrest. Evidence which tends to show that you were appreciably impaired beyond a reasonable doubt. There are several ways that impairment can be proven.
  9. Carrboro
    1. Kennedy, Kevin: Because of the serious consequences for a conviction of Driving while impaired in NC it is strongly recommended that you retain the services of an experienced attorney to represent your case in court. A single conviction of Driving While Impaired will result in a minimum of a 1-year suspension of your driverÕs license and a suspended jail sentence. Depending upon the circumstances, your driverÕs license could be revoked permanently and you could be sentenced to serve two years active time in a state penitentiary. DWI defense is a complicated area of the law. There are many facts and circumstances present in every DWI case that maybe issues to challenge in court to defend your case.
  10. Cary
  11. Carthage
  12. Chapel Hill
  13. Charlestion
    1. Alston Law Firm: In todayÕ€™s society, a vehicle is a necessity. Our goal is to protect your right to own and operate a vehicle. The first line of defense is to challenge the reason that you were stopped. There are bad stops! There are many things that you need to do before appearing in front of a judge. We know what these things are and we strongly urge you to move quickly and contact my firm if you have been arrested or cited for a traffic offense. If it is your first arrest, the goal is make sure that you can continue driving. For second offenses, the goal is often to keep you out of jail and able to continue providing for your family.
  14. Charlotte Charlotte
  15. Clayton
    1. McCullers, Whitaker, & Hamer: Being charged with a criminal offense is a serious matter. Whether a misdemeanor or felony, whether youÕve been charged in state or federal court, your freedom is at stake, you need an experienced attorney to determine if you constitutional rights have been violated.
    2. Kenneth Barnes: Traffic violations in North Carolina can be quite costly, or quite simple and painless. Often, it depends solely on whether you are represented or not.
  16. Clemmons
    1. Tuch, Gayle: * Personal injury and wrongful death claims * Litigation of general civil disputes * Resolving speeding tickets and traffic violations * Wills, trusts, and probate administration * Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing contracts * Small business matters * Real estate and landlord/tenant matters
  17. Clinton
    1. Naylor, Tiffany: Criminal Defense- Traffic - DUI- Divorce- Child Custody- Property Division- Wills- Powers of Attoney- Guardianship
    2. Silva & Sweet: The first step of challenging a DWI is to determine if there was a "stop" by law enforcement. If law enforcement stopped you, if they took affirmative action to prevent you from driving or walking away, we have to determine if there was a reasonable articulable suspicion that illegal activity was afoot. For example, if you were weaving in your lane of travel, that alone may not be a basis to pull you over or stop you. If there was not a reasonable articulable suspicion to stop you, the remainder of the evidence against you may be suppressed.
    3. Holland, Poole, Holland & Sanderson: Traffic Offenses Pleading guilty to speeding tickets or other traffic violations in North Carolina without the benefit of legal representation could result in a suspension of your privilege to drive in the State of North Carolina or it could cause your insurance premiums to increase as much as 340% for three years. Here are a few examples of insurance points and rate increases: Unsafe Movement carries 1 insurance point with a 25% rate increase for three years; Speeding more than 10 mph over posted speed limit, where driver's speed is in excess of 55 mph but less than 76 mph, carries 2 insurance points with a 45% rate increase for three years; Illegal Passing carries 2 insurance points with a 45% rate increase for three years; Speeding over 75 mph where posted speed is less than 70 mph carries 4 insurance points with an 80% rate increase for three years; Reckless Driving carries 4 insurance points with a 80% rate increase for three years; Driving While License Revoked/Suspended carries 8 insurance points with a 190% rate increase for three years; and Driving While Impaired carries 12 insurance points with a 340% rate increase for three years.
    4. Johnson & Hobson: Reckless driving Speeding Expired registration Expired license Running a red light or stop sign Failure to signal when changing lanes Failure to wear a seatbelt Driving under the influence Driving without a license or with a suspended license Leaving the scene of an accident Violating license restrictions Hit-and-run accidents
    5. White, Marlo: :* Traffic law* Personal injury* Social security* Criminal law* Worker's compensation
  18. Columbia
    1. Wheles & Wheless: Drinking and driving can result in very serious penalties.
  19. Concord
  20. Cornelius
    1. Fletcher, Derek: 70% Criminal Defense 5 years, 40 cases 25% DUI / DWI 5 years, 15 cases 3% Personal Injury 5 years, 5 cases 2% Business 5 years, 5 cases
  21. Dallas
    1. Hunn, Thomas: DUI and DWI cases Divorce Family Law Traffic Law
  22. Davidson
    1. Booker, Edward: DWI DWI (driving while impaired) or DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs) is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. It is a crime or offense in most countries around the world. DWI usually constitutes a misdemeanor that is punishable by up to one year in jail. The traffic offense may be elevated to a felony that is punishable by a longer term in state prison if the incident caused serious injury (felony DUI), death (vehicular manslaughter or vehicular homicide), or extensive property damage. Also, it can be moved up to a felony if the defendant has a designated number of prior DWI convictions within a given time period.
  23. Denver
    1. Knox Law Center: DWI is not a simple area of the law. Which lawyer you choose will make a real difference in your outcome.
  24. Dobson
  25. Durham
  26. Dunn
    1. Parker & Frey: Just a single traffic conviction may result in the revocation of a driver's license and a substantial increase in insurance premiums. Because of this heavy burden, a decision to resolve a traffic case should be an informed one. An experienced attorney can outline the probabilities of a good result and the cost effectiveness of the effort to obtain that result. Our first result about a traffic citation is its potential effect on the driver's license. Most drivers are on a 12 point system: this means that if a driver accumulates more than 12 points in three years, the license will be revoked. Points assigned for violations include the following: Passing Stopped School Bus Illegal Passing Reckless Driving Speeding in Excess of 55 Following Too Close No Driver's License Not Stopping at a Stop Sign Running a Red Light Speeding in a School Zone All other Moving Violations 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 2 In order to avoid either 'instant revocation' of a drivers license it is important to avoid conviction for any of the following: Exceeding by more than 15 miles per hour the speed limit, if the person was also driving at a speed in excess of 55 miles per hour at the time of the offense. Driving at a speed in excess of 80 miles per hour at the time of the offense. Two convictions of reckless driving committed within 12 months. Driving While Impaired This can be accomplished most often through reduction of the charge. Several factors affect a prosecutor's decision to reduce a charge to a level where the license will not be in jeopardy: Severity of the offense. Motorist's prior driving record. Motorist's attitude toward the officer. Any speedometer error reflected by a speedometer test. If the prosecutor will not reduce the charged speed, he or she might permit a plea to an alternate charge that will not jeopardize the license. Of course, a finding of not guilty at all alleviates the problem. Our second concern about a traffic citation is its potential effect on insurance. Your insurance rates are based, in part, upon the number of insurance points accumulated by a driver. Points are assigned because of an at-fault accident or for moving traffic violations. Premium increases are: Points One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve Surcharge 25% 45% 65% 90% 120% 150% 180% 220% 260% 300% 350% 500% A conviction for excess of 55 mph could result in a 45% increase in premiums. There are several techniques to help avoid insurance points: A conviction of speeding 10 mph or less over the speed limit where there is the first conviction of a moving violation in three years. Each family can get a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) once in 3 years. A plea to a non-moving violation, such as improper equipment. A finding of not guilty following a trial.
    2. Hayes, Williams, Turner & Daughtry: The best way to put the consequences of a DWI charge behind you is to contact an attorney who can explain your rights and present an effective case in your defense. * Why were you stopped? Was the alcohol testing done correctly? Was the equipment in proper working order? Was the police officer properly trained? We will question the validity of the stop and the tests you were given. Your lawyer will review all the evidence against you and give you a realistic assessment of your options. * You need to take steps immediately to keep your license. You may request an administrative hearing within 10 days of your arrest to determine whether you can keep your license or have limited driving privileges. If you drive to work, to school, to medical appointments or for any other reason, we can help you at your hearing. * If you feel you cannot afford a lawyer, talk to us about your situation. We feel that it is important for you to be represented by legal counsel. We can work with you on a flexible payment schedule. * Have you been arrested for more than one DWI charge? You could be charged with felony DWI, and your freedom could be at risk. Talk to an attorney who is concerned about your future. * A DWI conviction has significant consequences. There can be substantial jail time, prison time, fines, mandatory classes, treatment, increased insurance rates and loss of reputation. You don't have to face this alone. Contact a defense lawyer today.
  27. Edenton
    1. Warmack, Jackson: felony criminal law, including capital punishment and first degree murder cases and drug trafficking, as well as traffic violations and DWIs
  28. Elizabeth City
    1. Teague, Keith: In North Carolina, suspected "drunk driving" or driving under the influence of drugs is generally charged as "driving while impaired" or "DWI." You might also hear the charges referred to as "driving under the influence" or "DUI." Although an initial DWI charge is typically a misdemeanor, a conviction can still carry prison time, large fines, and loss of the right to drive. It is important to note that additional DWI charges add up: second offense, third offense and subsequent offense charges carry increased punishment and can lead to felony convictions
    2. Glover, Danny: DWI is a criminal offense, usually a misdemeanor but sometimes a felony. Depending upon your prior record, whether children were involved in the DWI and whether anyone was hurt or killed, a DWI conviction may require jail or prison time, community service, huge fines, probation, loss of driving privileges, greatly increased insurance premiums, the necessity of a Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) Device, ignition interlock device on every vehicle you own, and others. A conviction for Driving While Impaired on your record can be a serious detriment to finding gainful employment. It can also affect your personal and professional reputation in the community.
    3. Forbes, Joseph: Felonies & Misdemeanors Assault & Battery Robbery, Larceny and Theft Criminal Trespassing Manslaughter DUI & DWI Violation of Probation Drug Possession, Distribution & Manufacturing Sexual Assault & Abuse
  29. Elizabethtown
    1. Johnson Law Firm: If I have a license in another state. Or, if I have a license in another state and get a North Carolina ticket, must I worry about the North Carolina ticket? Answer: Maybe. It depends on whether the state has joined the Non-Resident Violator Compact. North Carolina and most other states and parts of Canada have joined this pact. A license suspension or serious ticket in any member state is the same as a ticket or loss of license in ALL 44 member states. Nonmembers as of January 1996 are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Michigan, Montana, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington, and Wisconsin. If your license is suspended in North Carolina, you cannot obtain a license in any of the member states until your North Carolina license is restored. If you fail to pay a ticket in North Carolina, your driverÕ€™s license in North Carolina will be suspended. It is unlikely that you will be able obtain or renew your license in your home state until you have resolved the ticket in North Carolina and had your driving privileges restored here. Most states also exchange information under the National Driver License Compact for serious violations such as DWIÕ€™s and suspended license due to unpaid tickets in North Carolina. This means that these violations will be charged against your license in your home state. In some states, even less serious out-of-state traffic violations are charged against your license.
  30. Elkin
    1. Neaves & Gillespie: Bankruptcy Criminal Law Family Law Personal Injury Real Estate
  • Fayetteville
  • Franklin
    1. Boyer, Gregory: DWI/DUI In every state, it is a crime for a driver to operate a vehicle while impaired by the effects of alcohol or drugs. The specific offense may be called driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating under the influence (OUI), and even operating a motor vehicle intoxicated (OMVI). Whatever the specific title, DUI laws make it unlawful for a person to operate a car, truck, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle if: The driver's ability to safely operate the vehicle is impaired by the effects of alcohol, illegal drugs, prescribed medications such as painkillers, or even over-the-counter medications such as antihistamines; or The driver is intoxicated at a level above established DUI standards, such as blood-alcohol concentration (BAC).
  • Gastonia
  • Garner
  • Goldsboro
    1. Mitchell-Hamilton, Marsha: 45% Criminal Defense 15% Speeding / Traffic Ticket 12% DUI / DWI 12% Juvenile 11% Child Abuse 5% Domestic Violence
    2. Copeland Law Office: criminal and traffic cases, including speeding cases, impaired driving,misdemeanors, and felonies
    3. Orander & Riley: DWI (formerly DUI) is a very serious charge in North Carolina, and can carry some very serious penalties, including loss of your drivers license, heavy fines, and even jail time.
  • Greensboro
  • Graham
    1. Connolly, Jeff: Your Driver's License is one of the most valuable things you possess. Whether you have a simple traffic ticket or a DWI, your chances of a favorable outcome depend greatly on your ability to evaluate not only the facts of the case, but also the government agents involved - the officer, the prosecutor and the judge. DWI charges are monitored closely by the Legislature as well as outside groups such as MADD. The charge is almost never dismissed by the prosecutor. Therefore, individuals facing this charge must plead guilty as charged or ask for a trial before a District Court judge. Typically, areas to be challenged at trial include the initial stop of the vehicle, the identity of the driver, the validity of field sobriety and alcohol testing results, and law enforcement's ability to prove that the driver was appreciably impaired at a time relevant to driving. Last year in Alamance County, 853 DWI cases were handled by the court system. Of those, 161 cases were dismissed by the District Attorney's Office. Only 28 cases were tried and found not guilty. Which statistic will your case fall into this year? ¥ Driving While Impaired ¥ Driving After Consuming Less Than 21 Years Old ¥ Driving While License Revoked ¥ No Operator's License ¥ Careless and Reckless Driving ¥ Speeding ¥ Speeding in a School Zone ¥ Stop sign / Stop light violations ¥ Seat belt violations ¥ Commercial Vehicle violations ¥ Limited Driving Privileges ¥ DMV Hearings
    2. Remington, Fred: # Criminal Law # Driving While Intoxicated # Drug Crimes # Traffic Violation
    3. Champion, Giles & Hemric: The law does not discriminate. If you are drinking and driving, you are subject to arrest. It does not matter if you are rich or poor, young or oldÑif you are driving while intoxicated, you will be arrested. Besides spending a night in the local jail, the future consequences of an arrest are serious and can be far reaching. If you have been arrested for a DWI in the Burlington, North Carolina, area it is important to contact an experienced attorney who will help make sure your future is protected.
    4. David Remington: Traffic violations such as speeding, illegal lane usage, reckless driving, failure to yield, and following too closely can result in license suspensions and higher insurance rates. Depending on the violation and how it is resolved, you may be fined, referred to a special program, or sent to jail.
  • Greenville
  • Henderson
    1. Cloninger, Robert: 50% DUI / DWI 8 years 30% Criminal Defense 8 years 10% Car / Auto Accident 8 years 5% Workers Compensation 8 years 5% Estate Planning 8 years
    2. Rogers & Rogers: Criminal* Traffic/DWI* Personal Injury* Divorce/Alimony* Custody/Support* Separation Agreement
  • Hendersonville
  • Hertford
    1. Gunther, Rachael: PULLED OVER BY THE POLICE? Things You Should Do: 1. When you see the officer pull behind you with his lights on signaling for you to pull over, pull off the right side of the road making sure you are far enough off for the safety of the officer and yourself. 2. Once stopped, turn off the car and remain in your seat. 3. Let the officer tell you why he has pulled you over. 4. Wait for the officer to ask for your license and registration before giving them to him. 5. If you have any type of legal weapon in the car, tell the officer what it is and where it is. 6. Be polite and respectful to the officer even if the officer is being rude to you. 7. If you are required to sign the ticket do it politely. 8. Once you are free to leave wait until the officer has gotten back into his car before you pull off. Things You Should Not Do: 1. Never stop the car in traffic. Officers are never happy when they feel that their safety is in jeopardy. 2. Do not fidget around or reach for the glove box before the officer asks for your documents. 3. Never cop an attitude with the officer. 4. Do not get out of the car unless the officer asks you to do so. 5. Never make any sharp movements and keep your hands where the officer can see them.
  • Hickory
  • High Point
  • Hillsborough
  • Hope Mills
    1. Smith, Dickey, Dempster, Carpenter & Harris: Concerns about issues from incarceration to loss of driving privileges and insurance increases often cause unnecessary stress and confusion. Many people never have any involvement with the court system prior to being charged with an offense such as driving while impaired. It is extremely important to retain a qualified attorney as soon as possible after being charged, in order to protect your rights and to navigate the complexities of ever-changing laws and regulations.
  • Huntersville
    1. Bell & Bell: A DUI charge and subsequent suspended license places immediate limitations on an individual's freedom. Tasks such as going to work, school, or running errands now need to be done with the help of family or friends.
  • Jacksonville
  • Kenansville
    1. Hunter & Price: Driving while impaired or intoxicated (DWI) in North Carolina is a criminal offense that can have a wide range of negative effects if not handled in the proper manner. If you are convicted of DWI, you can have your freedom taken away, your privilege to drive revoked, and your reputation severely damaged. As the driver of a motor vehicle, you have a responsibility to protect the lives around you to the best of your ability. State and federal laws treat the crime of drinking and driving as a serious offense, therefore, you will not likely be let off easily.
    2. Rhodes, Neal: Traffic violations Assault and battery DWI/DUI/OWI Possession of drugs Theft and larceny Burglary Robbery Arson Rape Homicide Ñ murder/manslaughter Domestic violence White collar crime And more
  • Kernersville
  • Kings Mountain
    1. Hullender, David: Divorce Driving While Intoxicated Family Law General Practice Probate Real Estate Traffic Violations Wills
    2. Corry Law Firm: ALL FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR CHARGES TRAFFIC OFFENSES: Driving While Impaired Driving While License Revoked DMV Traffic Hearings Designated Lane Violations Passing Stopped School Bus Aggressive Driving Reckless Driving Hit & Run, Property Damage Following Too Closely Driving on the Wrong Side of Road Illegal Passing Running Through a Stop Light/Stop Sign Speeding Failing to Yield Right of Way No DriverÕs License or Expired License Failure to Stop for Siren Failure to Report an Accident Where Such Report is Required Speeding in School Zone All Other Moving Violations OTHER AREAS OF PRACTICE: Representation in Domestic Violence Proceedings (50-B & 50-C) Expunctions of Criminal Offenses Basic Wills Powers of Attorney Uncontested Divorces Adoptions Name Changes Municipal Law
  • Kinston
    1. White & Allen: represents clients in a wide variety of charges including traffic matters and impaired driving offenses, narcotics possession and trafficking, assaults, firearms charges, property crimes and white collar crimes, including embezzlement, corporate malfeasance, health care fraud and tax crimes
    2. Perry, Perry & Perry: Criminal Defense (State and Federal Misdemeanors and Felonies, Misdemeanor and Felony Expungement) Family Law (Including Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Alimony, Separation Agreements, Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, etc.) Real Estate (Deeds, Title Searches, Closings and Refinances) Wills and Estates Personal Injury Juvenile Law Name Changes/ Removal From Birth Certificate Traffic Offenses (including Speeding Tickets, Citations, DWI, Driving without a license, etc.) Competency Issues
    3. Swindell Law Firm: Not realizing the consequences, many people plead guilty to traffic offenses or simply pay their traffic tickets. However, if the matters are properly handled by a traffic attorney who has knowledge and experience with North Carolina traffic law, driving records and a significant amount of money can be saved.
  • Kitty Hawk
    1. Merrell & Mauney:
      1. Until your case is finalized in court, you should not discuss your case with anyone other than your lawyer.
      2. If you are contacted by the police or anyone else, you should decline discussing the case without the presence of your lawyer.
      3. You should never attempt to contact witnesses who have been listed to testify against you. This can sometimes be misinterpreted as an effort to intimidate or influence such witnessesÕ testimony and can have disastrous consequences.
      4. If you believe that witnesses may actually be helpful to your case, make a note of the way in which you think they may help and tell your lawyer about it. This will protect you from any unfair claims with respect to such witnesses.
  • Laurinburg
    1. Moser, Garner & Bruner: DWI North Carolina law makes it unlawful for an individual impaired by alcohol, drugs, or medication to operate a motor vehicle. State District Attorneys fervently prosecute DWI cases, with convictions resulting in the automatic revocation of driving privileges. In addition, a DWI conviction will result in possible punishments including fines, community service, probation, and potentially an active sentence in jail.
  • Lenoir
    1. Wilson, Lackey & Rohr: A Driving While Impaired (DWI/DUI) arrest can result from a mistake by the police or a mistake in your judgment, but choosing the right lawyer will never be a mistake. Don't assume you are guilty; talk to us before you go to court. The conduct of the officer and any analysis of your breath or blood are crucially important to your case, and you need a lawyer who can investigate your case fully and represent you aggressively. A first-time DWI/DUI conviction in North Carolina will likely result in revocation of your driver's license for one year. You may also have to pay court costs and a fine of up to $4,000, perform at least 72 hours of community service, have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle for one year, and receive up to two years in prison. If you are pulled over for a traffic offense such as speeding or running a red light, you should not pay the ticket off before you talk to us. If you pay it, you are pleading guilty as charged, which can result in revocation of your driver's license and/or an increase in your insurance rates for several years. Fighting your ticket can save you money as well as your license to drive. Allegations of violent crime are serious. If you are facing assault or homicide charges, you need lawyer with courtroom trial experience to handle your case. If you have been charged with a drug offense, you need to know what you are facing. You need a lawyer who can ask the right questions, isn't afraid to challenge the testimony of law enforcement, and has the courtroom experience to guide you through the process. The punishment you could face depends on the type of drug, the weight of the drugs, and the potential use of the drugs involved in the alleged crime. The conduct of the officers involved, as well as the analysis performed, can be at least as important as the drugs themselves. A drug conviction can produce life-changing consequences. Fight back.
  • Lewisville
    1. Allred, Amy: * Assault and battery * Domestic violence * DUI / DWI * Shoplifting offenses * Larceny or theft offenses * Driving with revoked license * Drug charges including possession and trafficking
  • Lexington
  • Lillington
  • Lincolnton
    1. Jonas Law Group: In North Carolina, multiple BWI or DWI conviction both carry the very real possibility of jail time. In addition, a DWI charge can affect your driving privileges as well as your freedom.
    2. Lewis & Shuford: misdemeanors and felonies, from traffic citations and DUI/DWI to drug crimes, from assault and battery to homicide
  • Louisberg
  • Lumberton
    1. Smith, Dickey, Dempster, Carpenter & Harris: Concerns about issues from incarceration to loss of driving privileges and insurance increases often cause unnecessary stress and confusion. Many people never have any involvement with the court system prior to being charged with an offense such as driving while impaired. It is extremely important to retain a qualified attorney as soon as possible after being charged, in order to protect your rights and to navigate the complexities of ever-changing laws and regulations.
    2. Peguise-Powers, Tiffany: Family law Traffic tickets and DWI Criminal law Domestic Personal injury Car wrecks Protective orders Separation Divorce Adoption Child support Custody
    3. Smith & Graham: Family Law and Divorce Criminal Law Traffic Offenses Personal Injury Social Security Disability Real Estate Wills and Estate
    4. Rogers, Hubert: DefendantÕs Rights Know your rights! Everyone has legal rights, more than just Miranda rights, whether they have be arrested or charged with a crime. The Law Office of Hubert N. Rogers believes that everyone has the right to legal defense, yet some people do not understand their rights. Below is a list of defendantsÕ rights after they have been arrested. DEFENDANT'S RIGHTS Right to an Attorney - Defendants have the right to an attorney throughout legal proceedings. The court will appoint an attorney for the defendant at no charge if he/she cannot afford to hire one. Right to a Jury Trial - Defendants have the right to a speedy, public jury trial. At the trial, the defendant is presumed innocent, and cannot be convicted unless 12 impartial jurors have been convinced of the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt Right to Confront Witnesses - Defendants have the right to confront and cross-examine all witnesses testifying against them Right Against Self-Incrimination - The defendant has the right to remain silent, to prevent self-incrimination, and the right to testify on their own behalf. Right to Produce Evidence - The defendant has the right to present evidence and to have the court issue a subpoena to bring into court all witnesses and evidence favorable to them, at no cost to them.
    5. Cotton Law Firm: DWI/DUI Defense When you are charged with a DWI, you are probably confused and concerned about the consequences of such a charge.
    6. Smith & Graham: Family Law & Divorce Criminal Law Traffic Offenses Personal Injury Social Security Disability Real Estate Wills & Estate
    7. Musselwhite, Musselwhite, Branch & Grantham: DWI / Traffic Offenses Traffic citations can cover a broad range of violations including speeding, reckless driving and driving while impaired. Punishment for these violations could result in fines, probation, increased insurance cost, the loss of your driverÕs license or even jail time. If you have been charged with a traffic offense put a seasoned pro in the driver's seat
    8. Hunt, Jonathan: There are many ways of defending a drunk driving charge. * Illegal police checkpoints * Lack of probable cause * Inaccurate field sobriety testing * Inadmissible breath test results * Failure to issue Miranda warnings * Improper police conduct
  • A directory of sites maintained by Jim Forslund, a DUI defense attorney in Colorado. Links checked weekly. Mail proposed additions to RECIPROCAL LINKS APPRECIATED