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North Carolina Law Talk – Summer 2016

Attorneys Mike Daisley and Bill Powers discuss developing trends and provide legal commentary on North Carolina Law issues.  If you have general questions about how the legal system works in North Carolina, please feel free to contact Mike and Bill at:

Mike Daisley:

A DWI conviction in the United States, whether you call it a DUI vs DWI, can have adverse consequences in Canada.  DWI charges and Canada

That may result in preventing access into Canada, as impaired driving may be deemed an offense against the Crown.

That’s a big deal if you’re standing in line at Passport Control, being told you’re being denied entry into the country and have to return to the United States.

How Long Can a Case Be Continued for Lab Reports? How is Blood Evidence Proven in Court? How Long Does It Take to Get Blood Results?

Blood Testing in DWI cases takes time and involves a delicate balance of trial schedules, witness availability, and scientific testing protocols – Bill Powers 

What is Chain of Custody?

Modified Transcript of “FAQ DWI DUI and Implied Driving Scheduling of Cases” for Hearing Impaired

After more than 20 years of practicing law in North Carolina, you do see certain trends or certain patterns. And I’m regularly asked by people, “What are some common misconceptions about lawyers or the practice of law or what lawyers can do to help you?”

A couple things in North Carolina are important to realize.

Modified Transcript of “DWI Other Than Alcohol” for the Hearing Impaired:

If you are behind the wheel, if something is negatively affecting your ability to operate a motor vehicle, that could make you liable for driving while impaired.

Chris McCartan discusses Impairment and DWI with substances other than alcohol in North Carolina.

11 arrested in Charlotte DWI Checkpoint 022315

LEGAL REFERENCE MATERIALS  – Tracking Checkpoint Locations 2015 Charlotte-Metro Region –
Charlotte DWI Checkpoint 022315 at 5th Street and N. Caldwell Street resulted in 11 motorists being arrested for Driving While Impaired.

DWI Checkpoints must be fairly and evenly enforced.  Bill Powers

See Related for Charlotte DWI DUI Checkpoints: NCGS 20-16.3 CHECKPOINTS

Charlotte DWI DUI Checkpoints are authorized by the North Carolina General Assembly in N.C.G.S. § 20-16.3A.

“Probable cause for an arrest has been defined to be a reasonable ground of suspicion supported by circumstances sufficiently strong in themselves to warrant a cautious man in believing the accused to be guilty…. To establish probable cause the evidence need not amount to proof of guilt, or even to prima facie evidence of guilt, but it must be such as would actuate a reasonable man acting in good faith.” 5 Am.Jur.2d, Arrest § 44 (1962); State v. Harris, 279 N.C. 307, 182 S.E.2d 364 (1971).

Probable Cause Hearings in North Carolina

Modified Transcript of “Probable Cause to Arrest DWI” for Hearing Impaired:

North Carolina Rules of Evidence

Modified Transcript of “DWI Burdens of Proof” for Hearing Impaired:

The third burden of proof that the state has to satisfy when we’re speaking about a prosecution for DWI, I’m just going to refer to as criminal procedure at large. When we’re talking about reasonable suspicion, typically we’re talking about the stop. When we’re talking about probable cause, we’re typically just talking about the arrest. Criminal procedure at large we’re talking about the process as a whole, but not from a factual end necessarily, but from a procedural one.

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