Tag Archives: sentencing

Pro Se vs. Hiring an Attorney

A common question we receive about traffic tickets is, “Do I really need to hire an attorney?”  The answer is simple: no. In the United States you have the right to be pro se. You may be scratching your head and thinking, “what does pro se mean?” In lawyer speak it means you are representing yourself […]

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Expungement: Should there be more discretion in evaluating eligibility?

Last week we faced a situation where a potential client called our office and wished to hire us to file a petition for expungement, however they weren’t eligible because they were convicted of Felony Breaking and Entering (N.C.G.S. 14-54(A)).  Since the date of conviction, they have maintained a clean criminal record and they have been of […]

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Costs of a NC Driving While Impaired Charge

So, recently I was having a discussion with a client about the Costs of a NC Driving While Impaired charge costs a driver.  I decided to blog about it so that those that were interested in the overall costs of a DWI, they would have this as a resource.  Although my practice consists of handling […]

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Raleigh DWI Lawyer | Why NC DWI Sentencing Doesn’t Make Sense

So recently, I read an article about a driver in Buncombe County who was recently convicted of his 17th DWI and was sentenced to 7 years in prison.  Now, while many of you may expect it, this Raleigh DWI Attorney is not coming to the defense of the repeat offender and the harsh sentence he […]

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North Carolina DWI Sentencing Structure | What Factors the Court Will Consider

Since this Raleigh DWI Attorney Blog deals with all facets of a North Carolina DWI Defense, in addition to the greater area of North Carolina Criminal Defense, it only makes sense that we review the factors which the court considers when setting a DWI Defendant’s sentence. In a previous post I reviewed North Carolina DWI […]

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