North Carolina DUI Checkpoint Laws, and DWI Expungement (Part II)

Expungement Of Non-Violent Felonies, and Non-Violent Misdemeanors  In a previous article, we discussed the requirements for a legal DUI checkpoint, the requirements for requesting that a driver submit to alcohol screening, and the procedural requirements regarding location and method of selection. In this article, we discuss the requirements for expungement of a conviction under North…

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North Carolina DUI Checkpoint Laws, and DWI Expungement (Part I)

​North Carolina DUI Checkpoint Laws, and DWIs The holidays season is upon us, which generally means family dinners, laughter, and libations. North Carolina’s law enforcement buckles down in a serious way during this time of year; and they set up numerous DUI checkpoints. Aside from the fact that drinking and driving represents very real safety…

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All About: North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 15A-145

All About: North Carolina General Statutes Chapter §15A-145: Expunction of Records for First Offenders Under the Age of 18 at the Time of Conviction of Misdemeanor; Expunction of Certain Other Misdemeanors. In a previous article, we discussed various types of expungements you can obtain, which fell into four broad categories: (1) expungements relating to juvenile…

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North Carolina General Statutes 15A-146, Arrests Not Resulting in Conviction Pt. 2

Continued from part 1 PART II: The Options Available in North Carolina In the previous article, “North Carolina General Statutes 15A-146, Arrests Not Resulting in Conviction and You PART I: The Impact of an Arrest on Your Record”, we briefly discussed: (1) the general rules of North Carolina General Statutes §15A-146; (2) the detrimental effect…

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North Carolina General Statutes 15A-146, Arrests Not Resulting in Conviction Pt. 1

PART I: The Impact of an Arrest on Your Record Leaving for another day the much larger debate regarding the proper method of reforming the criminal justice system, a major area of interest to legal reformers and reform-minded elected officials alike is the impact a criminal record can have on an individual’s quality of life.…

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