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DWI Expungement FAQs

Although DWIs are down across North Carolina, courthouses are still overwhelmed with the sheer number of driving while intoxicated charges. Most counties will prosecute DWIs to the full extent. The following questions are frequently asked about DWI convictions in North Carolina:  How long will a DWI stay on your record in North Carolina? If you

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Pay North Carolina Court Costs Online

North Carolina allows court cost payments online. If you are not able to pay the day you receive the cost bill, you can avoid traveling to court again by paying online.  Visit Online Services to pay your cost and fine. You will need your case number, which can be found on your bill. It is

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Driving License Restoration

A recent article on WUNC stated as many as 1.2 million drivers in North Carolina have a suspended license due to either a failure to appear in court or a failure to pay court fees. These fees tend to snowball as those without licenses continue to drive and continue to get cited with driving while

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Does the Courthouse Close for Bad Weather?

Temperature drops at night are a sure sign that winter is (eventually coming) to North Carolina. On very few days in Durham and Wake Counties, weather will be bad enough to keep people from attending work or school. If you have court scheduled that day, you are likely watching the news to see if you

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Polite and Cooperative Will Get You Far

When you are pulled over or arrested, your first instinct might be to fight with the police officer. You are reasonably upset and agitated, and your adrenaline is pumping full force. However, one of the most important things you can do is stay calm and collected. Not only will this help you from being charged

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I Was Charged With Assault, But It Was Self-Defense

If you were assaulted by another person, but somehow you and the assailant were charged, you are likely confused and upset. It can be terrifying to be charged with assault when you were only defending yourself from harm. However, with proper legal guidance, you may be able to have your case dismissed without a trial.  Police are usually

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Do I Have to Take Roadside Tests?

If you are pulled over for a DWI in North Carolina, you are NOT required to take the standard field sobriety tests (SFSTs).  These tests include: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN). When a person has consumed any impairing substance, his or her eyes will not smoothly move from side to side. Law enforcement officers are trained

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