Tag Archives: North Carolina DWI Arrest

I Missed My Court Date…Now What?

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“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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Electric Scooter DWI: Can it Happen?

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So, downtown Raleigh being a hot spot for alcohol consumption, and now being flooded with electric scooters, the reality is, people will be utilizing these machines while impaired.  This begs the questions; Can I be charged and convicted of Driving While Impaired for riding one of these scooters impaired?  What’s to follow is my legal […]

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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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NC DWI Observation Period Violation

I recently had a conversation with one of our recent NC DWI defendants, who insisted that his case should be dismissed because the chemical analyst had left the room during his 15 minute observation period immediately prior to the collection of his breath specimen.  So essentially, he is requesting Attorney Moseley Matheson argue that the […]

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