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North Carolina DWI laws allow for felony DWI charges pursuant to N.C.G.S. 20-138.5.  That is often Habitual Driving While Impairedreferred to as “habitual driving while impaired.”

It’s important to note, habitual DUI is technically different from sentencing as an “A1 DWI” offender pursuant to Laura’s Law.

In certain aspects, they are related, especially regarding considering prior convictions for impaired driving.

“Don’t turn it into a federal case.”  You’ve may have heard that saying, understanding it means making something more serious than it should be.  An indictment and charges in federal court are actually very serious.  Media Is Domestic Violence a Federal Offensereporting in Charlotte has left some to ask, “Is domestic violence a Federal Offense?”

While that may be the case in Charlotte, it’s reasonable to ask, “Is that true in eastern North Carolina and the OBX too?  Will all US Attorney offices in North Carolina start prosecuting federal offenses related to DV charges?”

Local Charlotte TV station WSOCTV reports that Andrew Murray, the United States Attorney appointed by President Trump as the chief prosecutor in the federal court system in the Western District of North Carolina, is considering whether federal charges may also be appropriate in certain circumstances.

OBX criminal charges involving allegations of “domestic violence” are OBX Domestic Violence Chargesserious and often warrant legal representation by an experienced criminal lawyer.

Given the possible consequences of a conviction for assault on a female, communicating threats, or a felony assault such as assault by strangulation, it is imperative to speak with a criminal lawyer without delay.

DV charges can be a complicated mix of emotions, civil actions relating to some form of restraining order, and answering formal criminal charges – Danny Glover, OBX Lawyer 

DMV hearings, especially those involving a revocation due to impaired driving in North Carolina, DWI RESTORATION HEARINGcarry consequences.

If you have been permanently revoked or otherwise cannot legally drive due to DWI suspension, there may be options available for restoration that involve a formal hearing with the NCDMV – North Carolina Department of Transporation / Division of Motor Vehicles.

Assuming DMV authorizes a hearing to determine whether administrative relief is appropriate, there are several important steps to take prior to the actual hearing itself.

Criminal Lawyers While no one ever tries to get pulled over by the police, it can happen. There has been an incredible increase in the number of news stories concerning police misconduct.

You may feel compelled to record the police.

It makes sense to want to protect yourself and your rights by filming the police when they’re dealing with you. But first, you must understand and know the NC criminal laws.

Criminal Charges in Hertford NCIt’s a frightening time to be an illegal immigrant in the U.S. In the first eight months of President Trump’s presidency, there was a 42% increase in arrests of illegal immigrants. And unfortunately, that’s just one of the terrifying illegal immigration facts.

If you’re an illegal immigrant living in northeastern North Carolina, it’s important to understand your situation and find a lawyer. We’re here to provide you with information and legal advice you need.

In this article, I’ll lay out some key illegal immigration facts. I’ll tell you about the Trump Administration’s immigration policy. And I’ll tell you why you need a criminal defense lawyer.

What is Embezzlement?Crimes of theft or dishonesty carry the potential for long-term consequences, especially considering how they may affect the ability to find and keep a good job.  That is especially true for offenses involving larceny by employee, abuse of a position of authority or trust, and embezzlement charges.

While very similar to misdemeanor or felony charges involving larceny or “theft,” embezzlement provides for an enhanced punishment for the illegal conversion of assets.

In fact, for offenses involving $100,000 or more, the North Carolina criminal law under Chapter 14 allows for punishment as a Class C felony, which is more serious than armed robbery charges.

I Made Some Mistakes in the Past:  What Can I Do? How Do I Clean Up My Criminal Record?

Expungements

I am frequently asked by people to help “get something off” of their criminal record. One of several tools that I can use to help with that is an expunction, also known as an expungement.

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