Tag Archives: traffic stop

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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Sobriety Checkpoints

There has been much debate in previous years that checking stations are a violation of a person’s 4th Amendments rights, or the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. North Carolina believes, however, that the importance of preventing drinking and driving among other […]

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