Tag Archives: traffic stop

Speeding in a School Zone

School Zone

With school coming back in Wake County, everyone probably needs a refresher of all of the consequences for speeding in a school zone.  First, let’s talk about what a school zone is and how you know you are in one. School zones are specific areas designated by signs, where the speed limit is reduced from […]

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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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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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NC Speeding to Elude Law Explained                     

So, today’s blog is to go through and explain how North Carolina handles Speeding to Elude charges. There have been a rash of these type of cases lately, and some fatalities as a result of individuals attempting to elude police.  Obviously, our recommendation is never to run from police who are effectuating a legal traffic stop.  […]

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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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