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North Carolina Expunction – FAQ – Part 2

November 21, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

How is the Expunction Process Started? First, there must be a determination that the charge/conviction is eligible for an expunction and which statute governs the expunction of that particular charge/conviction.  This determination includes obtaining a copy of your complete criminal record.  Once this is determined, the correct North Carolina Administrative Office of The Courts (NCAOC)… View Article

North Carolina Expunction – FAQ – Part 1

November 17, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

What is an Expunction? Expunction is the legal process that allows you to remove a criminal charge(s) and/or conviction(s) from your official criminal record.  Once completed, the expunction restores you, in the view of the law, to the status you occupied prior to the criminal charge.  At that time, the charge and/or conviction will no… View Article

Prescription Drug Crimes

July 17, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

In Pitt County alone, 10.6 billion opioid pills were prescribed in 2016.  Studies show around 50 percent of Americans, approximately 119 million people are on prescription drugs. According to a federal survey, about 16 percent of prescribed drugs are abused and misused. The prescription drug problem in America is growing every year, and has now… View Article

Underage Drinking, Zero Tolerance and DWI

June 14, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

The summer season provides thousands of young people a sun-soaked break from classes and daily responsibilities. During this time of the year, the coastal and southern parts of the United States are flocked by energetic youth interested in nothing but a good time. While this is a great opportunity to relax and engage in fun… View Article

Tax Season Crimes

April 26, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

It’s tax season. Which means many people in America are sifting through statements, receipts, and documents from the past year. This process, which can be very tedious, is one of the most important times of the year. Annually, this period sparks thousands of tax-related criminal charges. Examples of these crimes are embezzlement, money laundering, bribery,… View Article

Magistrate’s Order for DWI Does Not Toll Statute of Limitations

February 3, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

In State v. Turner, *** N.C. App. ***, 793 S.E.2d 287 (2016), filed 6 December 2016, the Court of Appeals held that a Magistrate’s Order for DWI did not toll the two-year statute of limitations in G.S. § 15-1.  The Court concluded that the trial court erred when it denied defendant’s motion to dismiss when… View Article

NC Traffic Tickets: 3 Harmful Consequences

January 5, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

If you drive long enough, it’s just a matter of time before you’re stopped by an officer and issued that dreaded traffic ticket. Your encounter with the officer will only last a few minutes before you’ll be allowed to continue on your way. During this interaction, the officer will advise that you can pay off… View Article

Holiday Season Brings More DWI Checkpoints

December 30, 2016 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

While the holidays bring joy, happiness, and celebrations, they also bring an increase in travel and alcohol/drug consumption. The increase in travel and celebrations creates the perfect storm for a greater number of people who are Driving While Impaired (DWI). To combat this storm, law enforcement increases its presence and enforcement efforts. Part of that… View Article

DWI – Developing Probable Cause To Arrest

December 27, 2016 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

The Driving While Impaired (DWI) arrest process involves three Phases. Each Phase is designed to help the investigating officer identify and gather evidence to determine whether there is probable cause to arrest the driver for DWI. These three Phases have been developed and designed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Phase One – Vehicle… View Article

4 Tips for Choosing a DWI Lawyer

December 2, 2016 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

Know What You Need When looking for a lawyer to come to your defense, figure out exactly what you need. In the state of North Carolina, the term DWI and DUI cover the same charges. Some of these cases are very complicated and require a lawyer who is knowledgeable and up to date with the… View Article