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Can a DWI Affect My Employment?

A conviction for driving while impaired (DWI) in North Carolina can carry many negative consequences, including fines, loss of your driving privileges and, possibly, time in jail. Of course, a DWI conviction – or even just an arrest – could also hurt your ability to earn a living. If you…

“He didn’t read me my rights!”

Miranda v. Arizona was the Supreme Court case that brought us all of those warnings and rights we hear on Law & Order. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot…

Sexual Battery

I was charged with sexual battery. What is that? A person is guilty of sexual battery if the person, for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, engages in sexual contact with another person: (1) By force and against the will of the other person. In this…