police search

Should You Consent to a Police Search?

A police search occurs anytime law enforcement agents search your body or clothing, home, car, or other possessions. When police perform a search, they are usually looking for illegal drugs, illegal weapons, or evidence of other illegal activity. In… Read More
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Impact of DWI on Insurance

What Is the Impact of a DWI on North Carolina Insurance Rates?

If you have been charged with a DWI in North Carolina, you face the potential penalties of a DWI conviction, which include hefty fines, potential jail time, and a license suspension, as well as time away from work when you need to appear in court, th… Read More
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gun rights

Does a DWI in North Carolina Affect My Gun Ownership Rights?

If you were arrested and charged with a DWI in North Carolina, you may have questions about how a conviction will affect your life. And if you own or are considering purchasing a firearm, you may have questions about how a DWI charge will impact your… Read More
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Categories: Traffic Violations
probable cause vs. reasonable suspicion

Probable Cause vs. Reasonable Suspicion: What’s the Difference?

To place someone under arrest, police must have both reasonable suspicion and probable cause. While the difference between reasonable suspicion and probable cause is slight, it is very important and can have significant implications if you have been… Read More
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What Are North Carolina Gun Carry Laws?

North Carolina is an open-carry state. But like all states, North Carolina gun carry laws regulate the sale, possession, and use of guns and other deadly weapons. Learn more about North Carolina gun carry laws, the penalties that can be imposed for v… Read More
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Categories: Weapons
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Challenging Field Sobriety Tests in North Carolina

If you were pulled over and a police officer suspects you were driving while impaired, you may be asked to perform Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs). These tests are commonly used by law enforcement officers to assess whether a driver is under the influenc… Read More
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Categories: DWI
texting while driving

Reasonable Suspicion in NC: Texting While Driving

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting while driving is six times more dangerous than while driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The Transport Research Laboratory found that writing a… Read More
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Categories: Traffic Violations

What Is SCRAM?

Driving while impaired or driving under the influence of alcohol is a very serious offense especially in North Carolina. You will face serious consequences if you are convicted of this offense. Certain types of DWI convictions include mandatory perio… Read More
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Certificate of Relief

Certificate of Relief in North Carolina A previous felony or misdemeanor conviction on your record can severely limit your chances and opportunities going forward. Whether it is your dreams for a new career or improving on an old one, or on your civi… Read More
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Categories: Expungement

What Happens When You Refuse A Breathalyzer in NC?

DWI Refusals in North Carolina North Carolina has very strict laws when it comes to Driving While Impaired (DWI) and DWI refusals. As a driver on North Carolina roads, you need to be aware of some of the laws that guide road usage so you can know you… Read More
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Ryan Stowe is the principal attorney at Stowe Law Firm, PLLC. Mr. Stowe is proud to be practicing in his hometown of Salisbury, NC, and is a first generation Rowan County attorney. Mr. Stowe takes pride in being a criminal defense attorney. He focuse…

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