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Boating While Impaired

Boating While Impaired

Boating While Impaired While an ice cold beer can be great under several circumstances, you should reconsider if you’re about to get on a boat. This is because operating a boat while impaired increases the risk of accidents both to yourself and others. In fact, the curre… Read More
Communicating Threats

Communicating Threats

Communicating Threats One of the popular phrases that doesn’t actually hold true is “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words cannot hurt me.” As we’ve come to know, words are powerful and may put you in more trouble than you bargained for. Now, the right t… Read More
Speeding to Elude Arrest

Speeding to Elude Arrest

Speeding to Elude Arrest The offense of speeding to elude arrest (also called fleeing to elude arrest) occurs when a motorist fails to stop and pull over when the police requires it in the performance of their duties. As a driver, you are expected to pull over when the polic… Read More
North Carolina Felonies

North Carolina Felonies

North Carolina Felonies North Carolina has very strict laws when it comes to felonies. The laws are not only strict, but they can also be a bit confusing. Also, the justice delivery system in North Carolina is a bit different from what is obtainable in other states. For exa… Read More

Criminal Defense

When charged with a crime, going to court is a frightening experience. When facing criminal charges you need a criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights, and your freedom. Depending on the charge, if convicted, you could face probation… Read More

North Carolina Misdemeanors

A crime of any type will probably get you some form of penalty ranging from fines to a jail sentence. In North Carolina, a crime can either be classified as a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the surrounding factors like the type and gravity of… Read More

Assault, Sex & Weapons Offenses

There are countless misdemeanor crimes and felonies that you could be charged for in North Carolina. Assault, sex and weapons offenses all involve violence. They are often called “violent crimes” because they involve the use of violence a… Read More

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct (also called disturbing the peace) is a misdemeanor that people are regularly charged with in Salisbury, North Carolina. Also, people often face charges for disturbing the peace for conducting sit-ins or other protests. As a result… Read More

Driving While Impaired (DWI)

The State of North Carolina operates under strict drunk driving laws. Always contact a DWI attorney when facing a DWI. North Carolina’s laws prohibit motor vehicle drivers from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Read More

Drug Charges

Drug Charges In North Carolina, there are several types of drug charges. If you are charged with a drug crime you need a drug crimes lawyer fast! Some of the less serious drug charges include simple possession of marijuana. More serious drug crimes i… Read More

Expungement Services

What is an Expungement? An expungement (also called expunction) deletes a criminal record or criminal charge and is as if the incident never happened. Unfortunately, opportunities to receive expungements are pretty limited in North Carolina. However… Read More

Larceny and Theft Crimes

There are several theft and larceny crimes in North Carolina. The most popular theft crimes are misdemeanor larceny, felony larceny, obtaining property by false pretenses, possession of stolen goods, and shoplifting. As a criminal defense attorney in… Read More

Breaking and Entering

Breaking and entering is a criminal act of entering a residence or other enclosed property through the slightest amount of force without permission, with or without the intent to commit an offense. Breaking and entering is considered a property crime… Read More

Speeding Tickets

A speeding ticket isn’t fun for anyone! In fact it’s generally an annoying experience. Traffic violations such as speeding tickets can also be quite confusing. A Salisbury traffic ticket is different from speeding tickets in other cities and… Read More
Common Traffic Ticket Resolutions

Common Traffic Ticket Resolutions

Common Traffic Ticket Resolutions Speeding tickets and traffic violations in North Carolina can be resolved in various ways. Every traffic citation is different, and what’s worse is that every county handles North Carolina traffic violations differently. Generally hiring a North Ca… Read More
NC DMV Point System

NC DMV Point System

NC DMV Point System By now you’ve probably heard a lot about “NC points.” But what are NC points? And why does it matter? The phrase NC points is slightly a misnomer. In North Carolina, convictions for traffic violations can result in two different types of points… Read More
DVPO Violations

DVPO Violations

DVPO Violations If a court is satisfied that an act of domestic violence has been committed, it may order a temporary restraining order against the defendant. The purpose is to restrain the defendant from further acts of domestic violence. This order is known as the… Read More
Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving Reckless Driving in North Carolina One of the most commonly charged traffic offenses in North Carolina is Reckless driving. If you are facing reckless driving charges in North Carolina, you need to act fast. In North Carolina, the North Carolina Gene… Read More
Habitual Impaired Driving

Habitual Impaired Driving

Habitual Impaired Driving Habitual DWI in North Carolina DWI, is an acronym for ‘driving while impaired.’ DWI is a criminal traffic offense punished under the laws of North Carolina. It punishes driving under the influence of substances such as drugs, alcohol and other im… Read More
North Carolina Probation Violations

North Carolina Probation Violations

North Carolina Probation Violations In North Carolina, probation is a form of punishment for a criminal conviction. Probation is an alternative punishment to being sentenced to go to jail or prison. Probation can be supervised or unsupervised. For the purposes of this article we will d… Read More
Passing a Stopped School Bus

Passing a Stopped School Bus

Passing a Stopped School Bus North Carolina laws frown heavily on passing a stopped school bus. The penalties are swift and substantial – much more than getting a traffic ticket. Further, the consequences of a conviction of this category of traffic infraction are unpleasant. N… Read More
Hit And Run

Hit And Run

Hit And Run The term “hit and run” is often used to describe the crime of leaving the scene of an accident. In North Carolina and many other states, all drivers have the legal duty to stop their vehicles and remain at the scene of an accident till the police… Read More
Driving While License Revoked (DWLR)

Driving While License Revoked (DWLR)

Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) Chances are if you’re reading this your license may be revoked or suspended. In North Carolina 1 in 7 drivers have a suspended or a revoked license due to missing court or not paying court costs and fines. Driving while license revoked (DWLR) c… Read More

About Ryan Stowe

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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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