Like most in Wilmington, you likely believe yourself capable of resolving any situation you are faced with in a calm, collected manner. While that may indeed be true in most cases, there may also be times where you fell compelled to act (forcefully even) to avoid danger to yourself and others. You have probably heard people describe situations where they claim to have encountered just such a situation and been skeptical of their claims, yet your disbelief will likely disappear when faced with a similar scenario. The question then becomes the same that many have asked us here at The Law Office of L. Brian Smith, P.C.: were you justified in your actions?
There's an old saying that details that line between love and hate can be razor thin. This may be due to the fact that people invest a lot of time and emotion into loving someone. When that amount of emotion is involved in a relationship, it may not take much to quickly turn it from being positive to negative. This is likely the reason why family disputes are so often fraught with tension. The pressure and stress that can come with such tension may often cause people to act in ways that they otherwise would not.
Making an occasional mistake with your checking account is something everyone has done at one point or another in North Carolina. This is usually something you handle on your own with no major issues except perhaps some fees from your bank. This situation becomes a problem, according to the North Carolina General Assembly, when you knowingly write a bad check.
Driving while intoxicated is against the law in all 50 states. In North Carolina, if your blood alcohol content is .08% or higher, your judgment is considered impaired, and you may lose your license, receive a fine or get jail time if arrested. At The Law Office of L. Bryan Smith, P.C. we have experience representing clients accused of driving under the influence.
The problem with criminal accusations is often that they often stay around on our clients' records much longer than necessary. At the Law Office of L. Bryan Smith, P.C., we often find that this history has prevented clients from getting what they want out of life.
Drunk driving charges often bring a number of hardships into a person's life, whether they have lost their ability to drive or are worried about spending time behind bars. Often, these charges can lead to additional problems. For example, being unable to drive or being sentenced to prison can result in the loss of one's job. Moreover, many young people have been charged with underage drunk driving and this can create problems within an entire family. If your child has been accused of driving while they were under the influence of alcohol, there are many different issues that may need to be considered.
Have you been arrested and charged with a driving under the influence offense in North Carolina? If so, you are likely interested in learning how you may defend yourself against these charges. First, it is important to remember that an arrest does not mean you are convicted of a charge and you have the right to a defense.
The legal age to purchase and possess alcohol is 21 across the United States. However, each state has its own restrictions when it comes to underage drinking. For instance, some states permit minors to drink alcohol in a private residence, in the presence of their parents. Other states ban all types of underage alcohol consumption outright.
When you're accused of a crime you want to know how long your sentence could be, and that's your bottom line. In that moment you don't have time to consider how sentence lengths are determined, but maybe you should. New research is finding that one of the major tools that judges use in determining sentence length may have major flaws.
A conviction for a drug-related crime can carry severe penalties that could be a hindrance in numerous avenues of your life, personal and professional alike. Perhaps you are facing possession charges and wish to avoid potentially devastating consequences, and you might be wondering how to achieve this goal.