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Articles Posted in DWIs


What are my options? Can a lawyer help? What happens if I was Over the Legal Limit?

One common misunderstanding with DWI’s is that there are no options if charged – Danny Glover 

  • The State must be able to identify you as the driver beyond a reasonable doubt


What Does the Court Consider?  Are there any alternatives?  Will I Serve Jail Time for my DWI?

Sentencing on Impaired Driving cases can be complicated in North Carolina.  The Court considers a series of different factors.

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DWI cases are complicated and can carry long-term consequences – Danny Glover 

Can The Police Search My Car?

What is Consent?  Can The Police Search My Car?

One of the most common scenarios that our clients face is getting into trouble for things found in their car or truck as a result of a traffic stop. 

Typically, people get pulled over for non-criminal things like:

Why Hire a DWI Attorney

You might think that DWI cases are always straightforward: police see a driver swerving or failing to maintain his or her speed, that driver is pulled over, a Breathalyzer shows that the driver is intoxicated, and the driver is charged with a DWI and must then face the penalties.

Although some DWI cases do proceed this way, there are nuances to North Carolina’s DWI law that can result in a driver charged with DWI having the charges reduces or in some cases even dismissed. This is why you need to work with an u7kb_kj-0zi-300x225experienced Elizabeth City DWI defense attorney if you are facing a DWI charge in Eastern North Carolina. There could have been a misstep on the part of the arresting police officer or another reason why the charge is not valid. An experienced dwi defense attorney can review the evidence and advocate on your behalf in court.

What to Expect in DWI Court
What is Impaired Driving?  How Does it Work?  What to Expect in DWI Court?

If you have been charged with driving while impaired (DWI) in Eastern North Carolina, you are likely nervous about your upcoming day in court. Not knowing what to expect in court likely fuels this nervousness along with the prospect of facing steep fines and potentially having your driver’s license suspended.

DWI cases are both serious and can carry long-term consequences – Danny Glover 

Teenage Drinking and the Law
What’s a Parent to Do?  Teenage Drinking and the Law

By age 18, 70 percent of Americans have consumed at least one alcoholic beverage, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.By age 18, 70 percent of Americans have consumed at least one alcoholic beverage, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. That teens and young adults under the age of 21 drink alcohol is no secret.

In fact, it was not long ago that the legal drinking age in many states was 18.

Labor Day traditionally signals the end of the summer season here on the Outer Banks. As such, it is the time when people take one last opportunity for a summer vacation. They may visit family and friends, throw a backyard BBQ or, hopefully, head to Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Avon, Hatteras Village Ocracoke and all of our great Outer Banks destinations.

Since many of people’s Labor Day activities are of a celebratory nature, alcohol consumption is common among adults. Although responsible drinking over the holiday weekend is acceptable for many people, drinking and driving not only puts drivers, but many other innocent lives at risk.

According to USA Today, Labor Day is one of the U.S. holidays that ranks among the deadliest for drunk driving. In the past 20 years, between 400 and 450 people have lost their lives on average each year, and thousands of others have been injured in vehicle-related accidents taking place over the long Labor Day weekend. Many of these were victims of accidents in which alcohol played a key contributing role.


Modified Transcript of “How Do You Defend Guilty People?” for Hearing Impaired

As a criminal defense lawyer, a lot of times I’m asked, “How can you defend a guilty person?”  “How Do You Defend Guilty People?”

Well, our justice system is set up to where everyone needs a lawyer.

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, dedicated football fans across the nation have already begun planning their game-day parties and celebrations.  If you are thinking of going to a friend’s house, a local sports bar, or some other destination to watch the game, we recommend planning ahead, especially if you expect to consume alcohol.

Plan ahead.  It’s just not worth taking the chance – Danny Glover 

Super Bowl parties can get very exciting. It is not uncommon to get so enthralled in the game and social experience that you lose track of time and the number of drinks you have consumed. One drink turns into two, then three, then suddenly you are unable to remember how much you had to drink and when.

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