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Driving After Consuming Under 21

Driving after Consuming While Under 21…. Yes, that’s a thing! The question we often hear is why someone was charged with Driving After Consuming While Under the Age of 21 (DAC <21) and Driving While Impaired (DWI), when they have a friend, who, in “similar” circumstances, was only charged with DAC <21. While both DAC […]

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I Missed My Court Date…Now What?

Emancipation

“What happens if I miss my court date?”  We get this question all the time. It is part of our practice at Matheson & Associates to communicate regularly with our clients and alert them whether their attendance is required at their court setting. This requirement varies depending on the nature of charge, specifics of the […]

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Caso….cerrado?

Se escucha todo el tiempo en novelas de abogados en la televisión. Después de una hora desgarradora de morderse las uñas, los espectadores dejan escapar un suspiro de alivio cuando el abogado sale y dice “caso cerrado”. Sin embargo, Reaccionarían de la misma manera si el abogado dijera: “el caso ha sido desestimado voluntariamente con […]

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A Lawyers Examination of the Traffic Stop in ’99 Problems’ by Jay-Z

(Disclaimer – this is an evaluation of a fictitious scenario based on North Carolina and US law and is not meant, in any way, to constitute legal advice or recommendations on what you should do during a traffic stop) So, I heard this song on my way into work today and thought it would be […]

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DWI’s…not just beer and liquor anymore

Vanilla Extract and Other Impairing Substances           Recently, I read an article where a woman in New York was arrest on suspicion of Driving While Impaired on vanilla extract. How does someone become intoxicated from vanilla extract? Check out Beer Law Center’s blog on alcohol in vanilla extract; for example, did you know that vanilla extract […]

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