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August 2016

THE STATE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

The State of the Second Amendment   With the recent issues of gun violence and mass shootings in the country, North Carolina is still seen as a permissive state for gun ownership. As the Orlando [...]

WHAT IS THE CYBERSECURITY INTELLIGENCE ACT AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR PRIVACY?

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

What is the Cybersecurity Intelligence Act and how does it Affect your Privacy?   The Cybersecurity Intelligence Act is that bill that was introduced into Congress under tremendous opposition. The general theme of the bill [...]

SNAPCHAT AND THE DISTRACTED TEEN

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Snapchat and the Distracted Teen   In 2015, a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Iowa revealed that over 50% of the 1,700 car accidents surveyed, involved distracted [...]

DISCUSSING THE LEGALITY OF MOBILE GAMES SUCH AS POKEMON GO

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Discussing the legality of mobile games such as Pokémon Go   As Pokémon Go has been released last month, 90’s kids and videogame lovers alike have flocked to download the massively popular game. Early estimates [...]

BUI AND THE HOLIDAYS

By | August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog|

BUI and the Holidays   As a traditional pastime, during our vacations, many of us go on a boat for the adventure. Oftentimes that boat ride includes the consumption of alcohol. But many people do [...]

July 2016

JURY FINDS WOMAN NOT GUILTY OF DWI

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: Charlie Mellies, NEWS, RESULTS|

  Jury finds woman not guilty of DWI It took a Superior Court jury just over two hours to find a Mocksville woman not guilty of driving while impaired. Lauri Anne McGinley, 49, of Main [...]

LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGES

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Limited Driving Privileges When a person is arrested for Driving While Impaired (or some call it Driving Under the Influence), their license is immediately revoked for a period of 30 days if they refuse a [...]

WHY WOULD I WANT A WITNESS AND WHEN?

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Why Would I want a Witness and When? For most people, even being suspected of Driving While Impaired (in some states it is called Driving Under the Influence) can cause a lot of personal embarrassment. [...]

I’VE BEEN STOPPED FOR A DWI: WHAT CAN I REFUSE?

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

I’ve Been Stopped for DWI: What can I Refuse? Being pulled over by an officer can be a very intimidating thing, people are frightened, officers speak in commanding tones and drivers are often left unsure [...]

June 2016

THE EFFECTS OF PRIOR DWI’S ON SENTENCING

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

History of DWI Effects on Sentencing Driving While Intoxicated is always a serious offense. However, the outcome of each individual DWI case depends on a number of factors including your prior driving record. Generally speaking, [...]

DWI FIELD SOBRIETY TEST

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Field Sobriety Test What is a Field Sobriety Test? Any time an officer suspects a crime of being committed the officer is expected to investigate and gather evidence, suspected DWI is no different. When an [...]

DWI WITH A COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

DWI with a Commercial Driver’s License Obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in North Carolina is more difficult than a standard driver’s license. It requires an applicant to have a more in depth knowledge of [...]

DWI IMPAIRMENT: WHAT IS THE LEGAL STANDARD?

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Impairment: What is the legal standard? There are several different ways to check if someone is physically or mentally impaired when they are pulled over or stopped at a checkpoint.  The old road test of [...]

THE COST OF A DWI | Hiring an Experienced DWI Attorney Can Help!

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

THE COST OF A DWI The effects of DWI’s are greater than most people expect. The cost of a great DWI lawyer to represent someone in a Driving While Impaired case is high due to [...]

Ignition Interlock Violations | Do I Need a DWI Attorney?

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

IGNITION INTERLOCK VIOLATIONS The punishment for driving while impaired (DWI) is not similar in all cases. The punishment for a DWI can be a hefty fine, revocation of your driver’s license and even jail time. [...]

November 2015

Keeping Your Privacy Private

By | November 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Keeping Your Privacy Private In a world full of Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Periscope, pictures, posts and relationship statuses are posted for all of your friends and followers to see. In the midst of [...]

October 2015

IGNITION INTERLOCK VIOLATIONS

By | October 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

  “I received a letter from the DMV indicating that I was not in compliance due to an alleged alcohol violation, what can I do?” In short, you need to contact the experienced attorneys at [...]

May 2015

2015 AV Preeminent Award

By | May 7th, 2015|Categories: Clarke Dummit, NEWS|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Clarke Dummit for achieving the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Voted Best Attorneys by Yes Weekly Readers in the Triad Area

By | May 7th, 2015|Categories: NEWS|

Thank you Yes! Weekly readers for voting us the best attorneys in the Triad!

January 2015

DWI and Vehicle Seizure

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

DWI Blog – DWI and Vehicle Seizure “I was charged with DWI in North Carolina and my vehicle was seized, and I am told it is going to be sold, is this true and how [...]

DWI Anonymous Tips

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

DWI Blog - Anonymous Tips  “Can I be charged and arrested for Driving While Impaired (DWI) based on someone calling 911, and merely stating that my driving was bad?” According to the recent United States [...]