Tag Archives: probable cause

Constructive Possession of Marijuana

Throughout this summer, I have had the fortunate opportunity to speak with many parents who are seeking explanation for why their son or daughter was charged with the unlawful possession of marijuana when, in fact, they were not the rightful owners of the controlled substance. “The weed belonged to his friend… it wasn’t even found […]

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Appreciable Impairment     

Today’s blog will attempt to explain the significance of ‘Appreciable Impairment’ as it pertains to North Carolina’s DWI Law.  DWI’s are the most litigated crime in North Carolina, and there are many different facets that create challenges for both the State and the Defense.  However, when dealing with Appreciable Impairment, it’s hard to understate how […]

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Probable Cause for Arrest

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Most of the cases we handle for Driving While Impaired deals with the issue of whether or not the police officer had probable cause for arrest. When evaluating cases dealing with probable cause for arrest it’s important to understand that an arrest is only constitutionally valid when the police officer has probable cause in order […]

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Raleigh DUI Attorney | Know How to Handle Your Stop

So, over the past few weeks I have been asked by several people about what actions they or others took during a traffic stop and whether they were correct or not. There is a lot of confusion on what a driver can and cannot do during a traffic stop. As a Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney, […]

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Raleigh DWI Law | Ever Heard of a ‘Fake’ Checkpoint?

So, recently in the news, I read where police officers in Cleveland, Ohio were using a ruse to try and apprehend individuals who may be driving on the road with drugs in their possession.  Having handled many kinds of Wake County Checkpoint Cases, I am aware of the restrictions the Police were operating within and […]

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