Tomorrow I meet with a detective and DA in NC. I'm going to be charged with breaking and entering (a grocery store) and larceny after the fact. It was a stupid mistake made out of desperation and I'll be returning the money during the meeting. I have no record and haven't done... View More
You need to immediately contact a criminal defense attorney in the county where this occurred - in fact, I recommend that you do so prior to any meeting with the detective and DA. The meeting itself is probably not the best idea. You will likely be arrested at this meeting. I highly doubt there is...View More
I got a citation for expired registration/tag in November 2020 and the court date is February 19,2021. My fiancé came home one evening the last week of January and said he had just gotten a citation for the same exact thing by the same officer and his court date is March 19,2021. Is it legal for... View More
Yes, it's legal. A law enforcement officer can issue the driver of a car with an expired registration tag a ticket every time someone is observed operating the car on a public street or highway. It doesn't matter if the driver of the vehicle has already been issued a previous ticket for...View More
I recommend ordering a copy of your NC driving record, and setting up a consult with an experienced DWI attorney to review the record and see if you've complied with all of the requirements of your DWI conviction. Typically, to get reinstated after a DWI conviction, you must (1) obtain a DWI...View More
I was convicted in New Hanover county,but live in Wake county,so I reported to probation in wake county.i completed everything in the court’s order except pay the money,so my probation officer violated me and took me back to court today to see if the judge would throw out the fees. He dismissed... View More
When a judge enters in money you owe to the court as a civil judgment against you, it basically means that you now owe the state that money. How it is usually paid back is either by you going to the courthouse and paying it directly, or if the state ever owes you money (e.g., a state tax refund, or...View More
Contact an experienced traffic attorney in the county where the tickets were issued - they can assist you with the best way to handle a situation of identity theft, which happens with traffic tickets more than you'd think, unfortunately with family members.
Since courts in NC have resumed operations in June, most jurisdictions have either postponed traffic court or reduced the number of cases they are hearing per court session, due to the COVID social distancing requirements and the limited space we have in many of our courtrooms around the state. As...View More
I suggest requesting another continuance if the DA's Office where you received this ticket will not dismiss this citation. Most DA Offices around the state are aware of the DMV delays/closures due to COVID.
First, getting Improper Equipment is a reduction, not a dismissal, so it will be on your driving record. I suggest consulting with an experienced local traffic attorney in the county where you got the ticket to do review your other driving history with you, and advise you accordingly. If this...View More
Being able to get your license depends, of course, upon your eligibility for reinstatement with the DMV. Now, if you're waiting on a DMV hearing, that usually means that you have a current set or permanent suspension suspending your privileges, thus you'd need to have the hearing and win...View More
Cabarrus County’s DA’s Office doesn’t accept driving school for reductions or dismissals. The available option in Cabarrus County is a reduction, either to a lesser speed, or to a non-moving violation such as Improper Equipment, all of which depends on your prior driving history. Contact a...View More
You need an attorney to represent you in this case. If you cannot afford to hire one, request to see if you qualify for court-appointed counsel. Just asking for a PJC won't help you here, as even if a judge granted you one, a PJC still counts as a criminal conviction.
If you successfully complete deferred prosecution, you will receive a dismissal, which then yes, you can expunge under the updated expungement laws as a dismissal. As you may be aware, the updated law for expunging dismissed charges also removed the previous one per lifetime rule that applied, so...View More
I got the least amount of punishment possible. I had a level 5 dwi (No aggravators), and it was only a misdemeanor. I got pulled over for speeding, but I did not crash or injure anyone or cause any damage. I was unfortunately under 21 at the time so any alcohol in my system would get me in trouble.... View More
I agree with the two other posters - a PJC is (1) not something you just "have" to use, like a get out of jail free card, and (2), it's not even likely the best option for resolving that ticket in Gaston County. A PJC is a judicial remedy - meaning it's in the judge's...View More
I was pulled over for not having my turn signal on. Cop was following too close was honking at me and finally stops. He pulls me over doesn’t tell me who he was except that he’s an investigator since he was in an undercover car. He ask for my information i didn’t have my
You should advise your grandson to hire an experienced traffic attorney in the county where he was charged. Your grandson's prior driving record and the District Attorney's office policies will determine whether a reduction is possible. This is 41 over the speed limit, so your grandson is...View More
If you want your NC driving privileges reinstated, you will need to obtain a substance abuse assessment from an authorized provider and you will need to complete all recommended treatment (AKA the classes). The passage of 17 years has not changed that.
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