Archive for November 2009

DWLR – Driving While License Revoked

Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) is actually a misdemeanor charge – meaning that it is a criminal charge, and not an infraction – in North Carolina. It’s defined at N.C.G.S 20-28(a) as a Class 1 misdemeanor, which is the second most serious misdemeanor class. (Class A1 is the most serious misdemeanor class level.) For “first…

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North Carolina Communicating Threats

I’ve posted elsewhere on this site about assaults in general. The interesting thing about North Carolina’s crime of simple assault is that it is a Class 2 misdemeanor, and proof of a simple assault requires more than “mere words” on the part of the defendant. If the defendant merely said, “I’m going to hit you.”…

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Harassing Phone Calls – A Misdemeanor in NC

If you’ve been charged with making a harassing phone call, you probably have been accused of violating NCGS 14-196 which makes such acts a Class 2 misdemeanor. Assuming you have never been in trouble before with the law, if convicted, you would be sentenced to a “suspended sentence” (no jail time) and either community service…

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Jail Visits at the Public Safety Center, Wake County

I recently spoke to an attorney who mentioned that there are probably only two or three dozen Raleigh criminal lawyers working in Raleigh who regularly visit clients in jail. I was shocked. I have always made it a practice to visit clients regularly in jail. In law school, when I was working with the Public…

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Should I wait? Waiting is sometimes hard to do?

I was recently asked by a client, “Is there anything we can do to speed up the process? I don’t want to wait 6 to 9 months to resolve my DWI?” The answer is: yes, you can speed up the process. You can walk into court on the first court date and plead guilty. This…

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Happy Thanksgiving

I work seven (7) days a week. I’m available by phone at (919) 352-9411 whenever I’m awake. If I get a call, I return the call promptly. I work like this because I know that people expect high quality service, and because people who call me usually have very serious questions about serious traffic and criminal…

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Limited Driving Privileges in Wake County

If you’ve recently been stopped for a DWI in Raleigh, Apex, or Cary or other parts of Wake County, and you’ve either refused to take a breathalyzer or blood test or have blown more than a .08, the officer likely confiscated your license. This initial pre-trial revocation lasts for thirty (30) days. At this point…

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Sex Offense Lawyer in Cary, Apex or Raleigh

If you’ve been accused of a sex offense or rape it’s crucial that you talk to a criminal lawyer in Raleigh, Cary or Apex. The reason is that sex offenses and rapes are very serious crimes. At the most serious, they’re B1 felonies, which means a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison, and potentially…

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