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The Initial Consult with a DWI Client

Written on January 8th, 2017 by admin in Uncategorized

Often times, when a potential client comes in to meet with me for a DWI consultation, it is the first time in his or her life that they face criminal trouble. The reason for this is that people charged with driving while impaired charges come from all walks of life. I have represented doctors, school […]

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Increase of DWI’s in Downtown Raleigh

Written on August 26th, 2014 by admin in DWI Defense

In my practice, I have noticed a significant increase in clients who have been arrested in and around the downtown Raleigh, NC area. Based on statistics posted in a recent Wral.com article, the number of arrests in Wake County have nearly doubled this year from the same time frame last year. Without a doubt, the main […]

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Walk and Turn Test for DWI Arrests

Written on November 30th, 2013 by admin in DWI Defense

The “walk and turn” test is one of the three main tests in the battery of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests set forth by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration for DWI detection. Officers rely heavily on the walk and turn test when determining whether to charge a person with DWI. If you have been […]

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Driving While License Revoked in Wake County, NC

Written on November 2nd, 2012 by admin in Criminal Defense

As a Raleigh criminal defense attorney, one of the most common charges I handle in Wake County, NC is Driving While License Revoked. These cases make up a significant part of the district court calendar every single day. Although some may be lead to believe that it is just a simple traffic charge, it is […]

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Old Traffic Tickets in “VL” Status

Written on October 2nd, 2012 by admin in Traffic Violations

For one reason or another, you may have missed a court date for a traffic ticket. It could be because you simply forgot the court date, you couldn’t secure transportation, or that you didn’t possess the financial means at the time of your court date to hire an attorney to represent you. In some occasions […]

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Reasonable Suspicion of DWI – North Carolina

Written on June 20th, 2012 by admin in DWI Defense

Post by: Raleigh DWI attorney Matthew Golden There has been some drastic changes to case law recently that concern the initial stop of an impaired driver in North Carolina. Contrary to popular belief, a police officer cannot pull over your vehicle without a legal basis. That legal basis for DWI cases is either  1.) the […]

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