Articles in Category: DWI

What Do I Do If My Child Is Charged With A DWI?

August 28, 2019 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

With Greenville, North Carolina being home to East Carolina University students, it is no surprise that many parents contact our office because their child has been arrested and charged with Driving While Impaired (DWI). In North Carolina, DWI includes not just impairment from alcohol, but also from controlled substances, including cocaine, marijuana, opioids or prescription… View Article

How To Avoid Common “Spring Break” Legal Offenses

March 6, 2018 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

Spring Break is a time many students at East Carolina University and Pitt Community College look forward to. It is time of fun, sun and hanging out with friends. A time to leave Greenville, NC and head to various vacation destinations. But, it can also be a time of making bad decisions that can land… View Article

Did The Officer Have Enough Evidence To Arrest Me for DWI?

December 29, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

It’s Saturday night, about 10:00 o’clock. You just finished a late dinner with friends where you consumed a little more than two glasses of wine over the course of two hours. You exit the restaurant and leave the parking lot to make the two-mile drive to your residence. As you approach the stop sign at… View Article

Arrested For DWI? What Should You Do?

December 12, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

The Holiday Season is accompanied with increased patrols and checkpoints focused on DWI enforcement.  The decisions you make after your DWI arrest are critical to your defense.  Should I take the chemical test?  Do I have a right to have a witness observe the chemical test procedures?  If the officer asks questions should I answer… 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

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

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

Robinson Receives Top 10 Attorney Award for Second Year

September 6, 2016 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

Attorney Les Robinson was again chosen as a recipient to receive the Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of North Carolina for 2016. This prestigious award is granted by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) to those who show an outstanding level of hard work and commitment to protecting the rights of… View Article