Category: Criminal Law

Reckless Driving G.S. 20-140(b)

What is Reckless Driving? Reckless driving is a serious NC traffic offense Most traffic and speeding offenses in North Carolina are infractions and not considered a crime. However, some offenses such as Reckless Driving may have serious consequences, that upon conviction includes permanently showing on your criminal record. There are different types of Reckless Driving One type is when [..]

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Improper Equipment in NC

Improper Equipment in NC 1. Improper Equipment in NC may be faulty equipment or mechanical issues First, Improper Equipment in NC may describe a vehicle having equipment or mechanical problems such as dangerous tires, improper muffler, or broken speedometer. 2. Improper Equipment in NC is now a lesser-included offense to a traffic ticket Improper Equipment is [..]

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Do I need an Attorney for Traffic Court?

The need to have an attorney for traffic court in North Carolina varies If the charged offense is a minor infraction then I often tell prospective clients that they do not need an attorney. These minor traffic offenses may include offenses such as expired tags or inspection violations, but in cases where you are likely to be facing [..]

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Inpatient Treatment Providers in NC for DWI Substance Abuse

The following are some of the inpatient treatment providers for driving while impaired or substance abuse disorders in North Carolina  Addiction Recovery Care Association, Winston Salem ARCA incorporates current best practice approaches with the well-established and widely respected 12 step models to meet its mission to serve individuals with Substance Use Disorders and their families, [..]

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Calculating Court Costs

Calculating court costs and fines commonly associated with traffic tickets Calculating court costs and fines can be a daunting task but hopefully this explanation will better explain why the court costs for your speeding ticket may be higher than what is indicated on your citation. Disregard the traffic ticket court costs on your citation The speeding [..]

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Self Defense Law in NC | Can I shoot them?

Does the Self Defense Law in NC allow me to use deadly force? As a NC Trial Attorney, I am frequently asked questions about self defense law in NC “What is the self defense law in NC?” “What is the self defense law in NC as it relates to protection of others?” “When may I use deadly [..]

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How to Obtain a Criminal Background Check in NC

Instructions on how to obtain a Criminal Background in NC Check 1.  Contact the Clerk of Superior Court’s office for a single-county record check for yourself or others If you would like a certified copy of your or another individual’s criminal record, you may contact the Clerk of Superior Court’s Office within the county for a search of records within that [..]

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Pay Court Costs Online

Online Collections and Payments in NC Pay court costs online in many North Carolina counties. If your case has been resolved in court, pay court costs online for many criminal, infractions, speeding and traffic ticket cases at http://onlineservices.nccourts.org/. How to pay court costs online For additional information on how to pay court costs online visit https://www3.nccourts.org/onlinepayments/menu.sp Benefits when [..]

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Commercial motor vehicle points – Effect of Traffic Violation

        Commercial motor vehicle points Generally the effects of traffic violation convictions while operating a commercial motor vehicle are enhanced from that of operating a standard motor vehicle. Common commercial motor vehicle points assigned to conviction are as follows: Point Value – Conviction 8 – Passing stopped school bus 6 – Careless and reckless [..]

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