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May 2018

A common refrain I hear from clients is how they got arrested for trespassing after they had paid to enter a club or bar. Many people believe that once they have paid to enter a private establishment, they can leave and return as often as they like. Another source of confusion is being able to re-enter the establishment after being told to leave. It is completely up to the bar who they allow in their establishment. Some bars have a leave and pay to re-enter policy. However, the most common arrest for trespassing around bars is when a patron has

“I blew a .12 but I felt fine to drive.” Or, “I drank two glasses of wine and I felt really drunk.” Both statements are examples of the difference between Blood Alcohol Concentration (B.A.C.) and perceived impairment. When discussing DWI it is important to understand the different ways the state can prove impairment in a Driving While Impaired (DWI) case. The two standards are B.A.C or “appreciable impairment.” The legislature has determined that a B.A.C. of .08 on a breath alcohol test is legal proof of impairment. However, the state can also prove impairment by showing the driver’s

Recently, a UNCW student was arrested and charged with a felony after being pulled over on campus with a gun in his vehicle. The news story did not say whether the student was on campus for a class or school business, or just driving across the campus. The story also failed to mention if the student had a concealed carry permit. NC law prohibits the carrying of weapons on campus. The penalties for this charge can be severe. However, there are exceptions in the law for Concealed Carry Permit holders. (CCP). Basically, the law allows CCP holders to cross campus

Most traffic citations can be reduced or dismissed. A driver that is convicted for a moving violation will receive points on their license and increased insurance premiums. Our goal is to handle your citation so that you will not get points on your license and to keep your insurance costs minimized. Some examples of common reductions are: *Improper Equipment (IE): Used for speeds up to 20 mph over the speed limit. Ideal outcome as there are no points on license or insurance, like a broken taillight. *4 hour Defensive Driving School: Used to get an IE when speed exceeds 20 mph over