In the fiscal year 2015-2016, local police in Durham arrested and charged 902 individuals with Driving While Impaired and related charges, including Driving After Consuming While Under the Age of 21 (77 cases). A substantial percentage of those charges occurred on Friday and Saturday nights, when individuals are often driving home after consuming alcohol and the local police are out in full...Read More
We often recommend challenging your DWI in either a pretrial suppression hearing, or at trial, or both. But we also recommend being prepared in the event that you are convicted of Driving While Impaired. In order to assess the potential consequences in your case, we’ll need to know certain details about your history and the unique facts of your case.
First, we’ll need to...Read More
If you’ve been charged with a DWI in Durham, you’ll need an experienced Durham DWI lawyer to fight for you, both in and out of court. Some factors to consider in choosing a lawyer to represent you through this process:
Does the attorney actually take cases to trial, or just collect fees and recommend a guilty plea once the fees are collected?
Does the attorney have the knowledge...Read More
In North Carolina, it is a crime to engage in the production, possession, or distribution of child pornography. Under NC state law, the crime is categorized at three levels: first degree (NCGS 14-190.16), second degree (NCGS 14-190.17), and third degree (NCGS 14-190.17A).
To successfully prosecute an individual for 1st Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, the state must prove that...Read More
Three Best Rated recently ranked attorney Benjamin Hiltzheimer as one of the three best DWI lawyers in Raleigh, North Carolina. Attorney Hiltzheimer has represented hundreds of individuals charged with DWIs in Raleigh, as well as Durham, Orange, Chatham, and Alamance Counties.
Mr. Hiltzheimer brings a decade of litigation experience to bear on each case he takes on, and takes it as a personal...Read More
For the English-speaking public, North Carolina state law requires that law enforcement officers read certain rights to DWI suspects orally, and provide those same rights in writing, before the individual is required to decide whether to blow into a breathalyzer (Intox EC/IR II in Wake County) or submit to a blood draw.
North Carolina General Statute § 20-16.2 is explicit on this point: