Criminal Defense Blog

Our criminal defense blog covers a variety of topics including DMV hearings, expungements, and many misdemeanor and felony questions. Get informed and make better decisions regarding your case.

Can Field Sobriety Tests, THC Levels Predict Marijuana Impairment?

Recently, a hot topic of discussion in Criminal Defense Law is how to judge a driver's impairment after consuming marijuana or cannabis. This topic has gained traction as several states throughout the United States have begun to legalize cannabis for recreational and medicinal use. As marijuana is decriminalized, the presence of the odor of marijuana [...]

Can Field Sobriety Tests, THC Levels Predict Marijuana Impairment?2021-07-13T12:58:50-04:00

Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise in the Triad

Nationwide, catalytic car converters have been stolen at astonishing rates. Thus, Triad area police officers are on the watch for catalytic car converter business transactions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_rtj6Nrigk What is a catalytic converter? The catalytic converter is located in your exhaust system, between the exhaust manifold and the muffler. To reduce pollution, a catalytic [...]

Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise in the Triad2021-10-25T10:13:07-04:00

What is the NC Second Chance Act?

What is the Second Chance Act? The Second Chance Act was signed into law on June 25, 2020. This new law is set to go into effect December 1st, 2020, and expands who may qualify for expungements in North Carolina. What does the NC Second Chance Act do? The Second Chance Act provides [...]

What is the NC Second Chance Act?2021-06-25T15:18:55-04:00

Modifying Jail Bond During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Do you have a loved one being held in jail on a bond they cannot afford to pay? Now is the time to file a Motion to Modify the Jail Bond and get them out! Increased COVID-19 Risk for Inmates Inmates of North Carolina county jails face an increased risk of exposure to the COVID-19 [...]

Modifying Jail Bond During the COVID-19 Pandemic2021-06-24T15:01:53-04:00

Do I Qualify for an Expungement in NC?

Before petitioning for an expungement, you will need to determine if you qualify for an expungement in North Carolina. With the recent changes to expungement laws, this step can be quite confusing. Below, we answer common questions about the requirements for an expungement in NC. What is an Expungement? In North Carolina, an expungement is [...]

Do I Qualify for an Expungement in NC?2021-09-22T15:13:13-04:00

What the NC First Step Act Means For Your Loved Ones

NC First Step Act July 2020 Update On June 26, 2020, Governor Cooper signed the NC First Step Act into law! Learn what the requirements are to qualify in our latest post. NC First Step Act December 2019 Update The NC First Step Act has the potential to positively affect a great number of [...]

What the NC First Step Act Means For Your Loved Ones2021-07-26T15:39:34-04:00

Expungement in NC | 9 Common Questions Answered

In North Carolina, it is possible to get your record cleaned by petitioning the court for an expungement. But the act of getting your record cleaned is a bit more complicated than just petitioning the court. Below we answer 9 common questions regarding expungement in NC. What is an expungement? An expungement is when a [...]

Expungement in NC | 9 Common Questions Answered2020-10-12T13:48:00-04:00

Driving privileges revoked? You may need an NC DMV Hearing.

If your driver's license has been suspended or revoked or is about to be revoked or suspended, there are many times opportunities to contest the suspension through an NC DMV hearing. You can also possibly apply for a court-ordered driving privilege. There are three basic steps to getting you driving again: Assess, Fix, Apply!  Assess [...]

Driving privileges revoked? You may need an NC DMV Hearing.2020-01-16T11:18:10-05:00

DWI Interlock Device FAQ [Video]

In this video, attorney Clarke Dummit answers questions regarding DWI interlock devices, or ingition interlock devices. These in-car breathalyzers are often times a requirement for limited driving privileges after a DWI conviction in North Carolina. Video Transcript Jim: In the last segment, we touched on these interlock devices that are ordered by the court [...]

DWI Interlock Device FAQ [Video]2020-06-10T16:07:25-04:00

Post Trial Driving Privileges

Post Trial Driving Privileges Video Transcript Jim: Mike, after the trial, in the unfortunate instance that there is a conviction what's the very first thing that happens to my driver's license? Michael Fradin: Well, the thing you need to know Jim is that your license is going to be suspended automatically for one year, [...]

Post Trial Driving Privileges2020-06-10T16:06:46-04:00
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