North Carolina Court of Appeals Recalls Townsend

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North Carolina’s Court of Appeals recalled State v. Townsend, a decision handed down earlier in the week which seemed to suggest that all a police officer needed in order to arrest someone on suspicion of a DWI was an odor of alcohol and a positive PBT. The decision, which when against prevailing law more fully [...]

What Constitutes Fraud in State and Federal Courts?

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Fraud cases can be prosecuted in either state or federal courts with the differentiation usually being made by the type of fraud and if the activity had impacts across state or international boundaries. State level fraud charges in North Carolina are usually prosecuted at the felony level, ranging from Class I up to Class C, [...]

How Much Does a Raleigh DWI Lawyer Cost?

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You’ve gotten a DWI in Raleigh or somewhere else in North Carolina. One of two things are happening right now: 1) You are completely freaking out or 2) You don’t think it’s a big deal. Let’s clarify what you should be feeling. It’s a serious matter in that a DWI conviction can affect your ability [...]

Tom Horne’s Laughable Martindale Hubbell Rating

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Click to Enlarge – Mark BrnovichI’ve been watching Arizona’s Attorney General race with some interest. Mark Brnovich, a lifelong Republican, former director of the Barry Goldwater Institute Center for Constitutional Governor, former Maricopa County gang prosecutor, former federal prosecutor, former Assistant Attorney General, and former Director of Gaming for Arizona in Governor Jan Brewer’s administration, [...]

Arguments to Beat a DWI Charge in NC – Entitlement to a Witness For Your Breathalyzer Test – The Ferguson Motion

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In North Carolina, DWI defendants have a number of constitutional and statutory rights to ensure that they are treated fairly and that the government follows required rules and regulations. Sometimes, when these rules aren’t followed by the arresting officer or others involved in the DWI process, a better outcome can be received for a DWI [...]