Winston-Salem Case Results2020-01-30T17:10:35-05:00

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Disclaimer: The facts and circumstances of each case are different as such each case must be evaluated upon the unique  circumstances and facts. The results summarized here are not necessarily representative of the results obtained in all cases.

An Unexpected DWI Refusal Hearing Win

Type of Case: DWI Refusal Hearing at the DMV Case Result: Hearing Won! Attorney: Clarke Dummit When our firm takes on DWI defense cases we often look for the needle in the haystack. Many times, we find it and many times we don’t. Occasionally we find a defense we were not expecting, and a case that looks like a pure losing case turns into a win. Attorney Clarke Dummit recently had that experience in a DWI refusal administrative hearing at the DMV. Know Your Rights When a person is arrested for DWI and taken to the breath testing room they will be read their Implied Consent Rights from the government form DHHS 4081. Afterward, the charging officer or trooper will request the person to submit to a breath or blood test. If the person refuses to take the test they will be marked as a Willful Refusal. [...]

Father of Two Maintains Child Custody | Family Law

Our Family Attorney represented a father in Forsyth County whose ex-wife moved away and was trying to modify custody and take visitation away from the father. During the trial in Winston-Salem, the Attorney successfully argued a Motion to Dismiss ex-wife’s Motion to Modify Child Custody and the father was able to maintain custody of his two children.

Not Guilty – DWI, Failure to Reduce Speed

A client was charged with DWI and failure to reduce speed. He had left a restaurant in the late evening after having two sizable beers and a bit to eat. While driving around a corner, he went off the road. The police responded within minutes. Our client was put through the battery of field sobriety tests and was arrested. He eventually blew a 0.14 at the station in downtown Winston Salem where he was charged with DWI and failure to reduce speed. An unsuccessful motion was made regarding the accuracy of the field sobriety test; however, importantly, the testimony of the officer who testified was clearly not credible. This credibility issue was brought to the forefront by DWI attorney Michael Fradin. After a full trial on the merits, and the officer’s credibility continually challenged, Michael Fradin successfully argued to the Forsyth county court that the state had not [...]

Careless & Reckless Driving Charge Dismissed

Attorney: Clarke Dummit Type of Case: Careless and Reckless Driving Case Result: Dismissed County: Yadkin County Our client in Yadkin County was in a single-car accident. She hydroplaned on some water, hit a guard rail, and flipped the vehicle. She was hospitalized and not interviewed about the wreck for several days. Eventually, the Trooper completed the accident report. In the report, the Trooper estimated our client was going 80 mph in a 65 mph zone. As such, our client faced a Careless and Reckless Driving Charge in Yadkin County. With this charge, there was the possibility that her insurance premiums would skyrocket. Aside from the Troopers estimate, there was no evidence of careless and reckless driving except the fact an accident occurred. Attorney Clarke Dummit was prepared for trial on the issue that it was not possible to estimate speed in a hydroplane situation; with no skid marks [...]

Clients Not Guilty for Possession of Marijuana

  Our clients were cruising along when they were abruptly rear-ended. A deputy arrived on the scene and said he smelled marijuana. He ordered the two clients out of the vehicle. One client admitted that she had been smoking a hemp cigarette. Eventually, after an illegal search, the deputy found what he thought was marijuana in two places in the vehicle. As a result, the two individuals were charged with Possession of Marijuana in Forsyth County. Our client owns several hemp shops and maintains an ABC permit. A conviction for Possession of Marijuana meant they’d likely lose their ABC permit and face huge financial losses. So, they turned to criminal defense attorney Clarke Dummit for help. You Can’t Tell by the Smell At trial, the deputy was testifying about his training and experience in smelling and identifying marijuana based upon the smell and appearance. During a [...]

Stokes County DWI Charge Dismissed

A client approached our Winston-Salem legal team with a Stokes County DWI charge. On the second court date, DWI attorney informed the State that the Defense was taking the case to trial. The trial grounds were contesting that the State Crime Lab blood tests did not sufficiently establish impairment. After negotiating with the State Trooper and Assistant District Attorney, the case was dismissed. Meet With a Stokes County DWI Attorney Today A DWI also referred to as a DUI, is a very serious charge. Don't take the risk of going to court with an experienced DWI attorney on your side. Call today to set up a consultation to learn your options. Our attorneys will listen to and answer each and every question or concern you may have.

Primary Care Taker Granted Motion for Contempt

Our client is the primary caretaker for the parties’ special-needs teenager. His mother repeatedly refused to pay any financial support. Our Attorney filed in Winston-Salem and successfully argued a Motion for Contempt in Forsyth County and the Judge found the mother in contempt of court, ordering her to immediately pay her past-due child support for the benefit of the parties’ child. Our client no longer has to financially support his son alone.

Husband Calls 911, Gets Charged with Assault on a Female

Charges: Client was charged with Assault on a Female and Interfering with 911 Call Case Result: Dismissed County: Forsyth What Happened A client called the police when his wife became aggressive, grabbed him, and pushed their three-year-old child. When the police arrived they instead began investigating him. He insisted to the police he did not do anything, but they did not listen and continued to accuse him. At the end of the investigation, instead of helping our client, he was arrested and charged with Assault on a Female and Interfering with 911 Call. The police officers spoke with the client's wife, who claimed that our client had struck and hit her on the head. There were no visible signs of injury to her head, but with an assault, there isn't always physical evidence. These situations are a he-said-she-said, and the side that is better prepared for trial is [...]

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