Is Driving With An Expired Registration A Moving Violation In North Carolina?

Driving with expired tags in North Carolina is NOT a moving violation, but it is a Class 3 misdemeanor, and therefore court costs and a fine can be assessed and a conviction will show up on a background check (whether or not an employer will actually care about this violation is a different issue). Do …

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Marijuana And Driving In North Carolina? You Might Get A DWI.

A ridiculous amount of misdemeanor marijuana possession cases in Wake County are the result of a traffic stop for speeding or expired registration and end up in a citation for weed possession and marijuana paraphernalia possession. Last year the State Bureau of Investigation released a memo stating a human nor a dog can detect between …

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Radar Gun Calibration And Speeding Tickets — Why You Should Ignore Legal Advice On Reddit

This is awful legal advice, especially in Wake County, North Carolina. You can go to your speeding ticket date in Courtroom 101 in the Wake County Justice Center, ask about the radar gun, and the assistant district attorney (ADA) will automatically mark the case for bench trial about a month out. Speeding ticket trials are …

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Traffic Court Date During The Pandemic In Wake — Do I Have To Go?

Wake County stopped handling traffic tickets in disposition court (Courtroom 101) in mid-March among the pandemic, and is not expected to resume until June 1, 2020 at the very earliest. Many people have contacted me stating they are very nervous about being in the courthouse this summer, and I completely understand why. It is unclear …

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Possession of a Malt Beverage Under 21 – Can The State Prove The Alcohol Level?

Usually a possession of alcohol while under 21 charge in Wake County (G.S. 18B-300), North Carolina, can be dismissed with a substance abuse assessment and recommended treatment through the 90-96 program. Although this tends to be time consuming (about 15 hours of class), it does allow for the charge to be dismissed and eventually expunged …

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