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Father intoxicated in fatal drunk driving accident

Posted on September 17th, 2014 No Comments

North Carolina resident 45-year-old Richard Altman has been charged with a DWI for driving under the influence in a fatal single-vehicle accident in which one of his sons was killed, WAVY reported on September 2. According to police authorities, other charges are pending.

Altman was allegedly speeding when his truck flipped over, causing him and one of his sons to be ejected from the vehicle. All three were brought to the hospital. The accident occurred along Route 218, 11 miles north of Edenton in Chowan County.

To ensure that all of the facts are accurately represented in court, it is vital to enlist the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Many cases associated with social stigmas may feel already decided upon before the trial has begun, and the professionals at the Law Office of Jim Black know that this is unjust. If you have been charged with a DWI or a related crime in Raleigh, our legal team may protect your rights throughout the legal process. Call our offices at 919-600-4609 today to begin building your defense.

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Gordon awaits punishment from Raleigh courts and NFL

Posted on September 12th, 2014 No Comments

The trial for Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Josh Gordon’s driving while impaired case in Raleigh, North Carolina will be postponed until November 18, WTVD reported on August 26.

Raleigh police arrested Gordon for intoxicated driving in July. According to police reports, an officer asked Gordon to pull over after seeing Gordon drive 50 miles per hour in a 35 mph driving zone on Glenwood Avenue. He drove a vehicle licensed under Charlotte Hornets player and former University of Carolina at Chapel Hill standout P.J. Hairston

Gordon is awaiting sentencing for the DWI charge and punishment from the NFL because he violated the organization’s substance abuse rules. Browns Coach Mike Pettine said in an interview that the team is preparing to manage without Gordon for the least part of the season.

In North Carolina, a driving while impaired charge can greatly affect your personal and professional life. Consult with our attorneys at the Law Office of Jim Black today regarding your DWI charge by calling our Raleigh offices at 919-600-4609.

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University police chief faces DWI charges

Posted on August 16th, 2014 No Comments

The former police chief in Greensboro and the current police chief at North Carolina Central University in Durham, Tim Bellamy, was charged with a DWI on August 2, Fox8 WGHP reported.

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers, one of their men stopped Bellamy as he was traveling along Interstate 40 at around 12:40 a.m. Upon speaking with him, the trooper identified smell of alcohol on Bellamy’s breath and took note of his glassy eyes. Allegedly, Bellamy did not do well on his field sobriety test. When breathalyzed, Bellamy blew a .09 percent BAC, just over the state’s legal limit of .08 percent.

Being charged of a DWI in North Carolina is no small crime. It may result in serious fees and in some cases, jail time. Our legal team at the Law Office of Jim Black specializes in defending DWI cases like this. To consult your case with our attorneys confidentially, call us today at 919-600-4609.

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Aggravated DWI for highly intoxicated NC driver

Posted on August 8th, 2014 No Comments

Fifty-two-year-old Shelby, North Carolina resident Ronald Ellis was charged by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office with one count of aggravated DWI after policemen arrested him on Interstate 81 in Watertown, the Watertown Daily Times reported on July 25.

Police investigators said Shelby was driving at 35 mph as he entered the highway near exit 45. They pulled him over and he was breathalyzed at .25 percent BAC. Because his BAC was higher than .18 percent, his charge was elevated to an aggravated DWI. The legal limit for alcohol is .08 percent.

The attorneys at the Law Office of Jim Black are experienced in representing those who have been charged with alcohol-related defenses like this one. Our legal team understands how charges like this are typically prosecuted, and therefore, we know how best to defend against them. To discuss the details of your case and learn about your options for defense, call our Raleigh offices today at (919) 600-4609.

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Cleveland Browns receiver arrested for DWI

Posted on July 21st, 2014 No Comments

Raleigh police said 23-year-old Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was taken into custody for charges of driving while impaired after he was spotted going 15 mph over the speed limit on U.S. Route 70 in early morning hours, ESPN.com news reported on July 7.

According to police spokesman Jim Sughrue, Gordon was detained at the Wake County Detention Center and released on a $500 bail.

Raleigh police captain Tommy Klein said that the police force only arrests people for a DWI if the arrested person had consumed sufficient amounts of alcohol or other mind-altering substances.

Gordon could also be facing a one-season suspension at the National Football League after he recently failed a drug test. He has struggled with suspension related to drug test failure prior to this, in college and professional football.

Driving while impaired charges in North Carolina can significantly affect you, as they carry significant fines and jail time. To explore your legal defense options, contact our criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jim Black today by calling our offices at 919-600-4609.

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House Democratic caucus director received DWI

Posted on July 14th, 2014 No Comments

Thirty-three-year-old House of Representatives Democratic caucus director Casey Wilkinson was charged with speeding, intoxicated driving, and a revocation of his license on June 12, WRAL.com reported.

Wilkinson was arrested on South Saunders Street. Earlier that same night, eight Democrats of his caucus voted to approve the House’s initial proposed budget of $21.1 billion for the financial year 2014-2015, supported by the Republican majority. Seven cast their vote for the final budget the next day.

Wilkinson was released by the police on the condition that he would uphold his court appearance. House Minority Leader Larry Hall confirmed on June 13 that Wilkinson is still with the caucus, and they are attempting to gather all of the information about the incident.

If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated in Raleigh, a defense attorney at the Law Office of Jim Black may represent you in the legal process to help you get the most favorable outcome possible. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 919-600-4609.

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Ex campaign aide of John Edwards gets DWI charge

Posted on June 18th, 2014 No Comments

Forty-eight-year-old Andrew Young, the former aide to presidential candidate John Edwards in the 2008 elections, was taken into custody in Raleigh by the police and was charged with driving while impaired and misdemeanor child abuse, WRAL.com reported on June 9.

Police officers made the arrest on Rock Quarry Road at around 11:45 p.m. on June 8. When asked by the authorities where he came from earlier that night, Young said he attended a concert at Walnut Creek Amphitheater, where he ingested four beers before leaving for home with his child. In 2006, Young was convicted of a DWI and possession of alcohol on city property.

A driving while impaired charge in North Carolina is a highly-punishable offense. Should you find yourself charged with a DWI in Raleigh, immediately contact an experienced DWI attorney from the Law Office of Jim Black to ensure your rights are protected. Call our offices today at 919-600-4609 to discuss your situation.

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One dead, two injured in I-40 teen DWI accident

Posted on June 5th, 2014 No Comments

Police authorities in Raleigh, North Carolina are conducting an investigation to learn the details of the one-vehicle accident that killed one teen and seriously injured two others on Interstate 40, WNCN reported on May 29.

According to preliminary investigations, 18-year-old Bunnlevel resident Anastasiya Katherine Bergeron, the driver of the 2001 Toyota sedan, was heading east along the highway when she lost control of the vehicle between Wade Avenue and Chapel Hill Road at around 4:45 p.m. The car careened off the roadway and crashed into a tree at the right side of the interstate.

The Toyota sedan belonged to 20-year-old Chase Morgan Rodgers, the front-seat passenger at the time of the accident. He was declared dead at the scene. Bergeron and another passenger, 17-year-old Cary local Christian Michael Miller, were brought to WakeMed for treatment of their serious injuries. Bergeron currently faces a provisional DWI charge as a result of the accident. Her blood results are also being tested for other substances.

If you are facing driving while impaired charges in Raleigh, enlist strong legal representation from the knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys at The Law Office of Jim Black by calling our offices today at (919) 600-4609.

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Homeless man charged with DWI in Raleigh after collision

Posted on May 19th, 2014 No Comments

Twenty-eight-year-old Joshua Jerome Joyner, possibly homeless, received charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while impaired, and leaving the scene of an injury accident after being involved in a near-head-on collision on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh, &newsreporter.com published on May 5.

Although Joyner listed the Durham Rescue Mission as his current address, the organization’s development operations director Tony Gooch said Joyner stopped returning to the shelter as of April 11. According to preliminary police investigations of the incident, Joyner ran into an oncoming car as he was driving the wrong way down southbound lanes of Capital Boulevard. Joyner fled the scene on foot but returned soon after to surrender to the authorities, police investigators said.

A driving while impaired charge in North Carolina is no small matter, as conviction carries with it hefty fines and possible imprisonment. Call our attorneys at The Law Office of Jim Black today by dialing 919-600-4609 should you need legal representation.

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Raleigh driver faces DWI and felony death charges

Posted on May 4th, 2014 No Comments

Raleigh resident Jacob Press, 21, is facing DWI, felony death by motor vehicle, and felony serious injury by motor vehicle charges in relation to a two-vehicle collision that killed 67-year-old Garner resident Rex Todd.

According to preliminary investigations, Press crossed the median while he was driving along Jones Franklin Road on, causing him to crash into another vehicle that going in the opposite direction.

The driver of the other vehicle, Rex Todd, was found dead on the scene. Todd’s wife Mary, 66, who was a passenger at the time of the accident, was rushed to WakeMed Health & Hospitals where she is recovering from her injuries.

Should you find yourself charged with a DWI or other alcohol-related driving violation in Raleigh, you can seek the highly experienced legal counsel of our attorneys at the Law Office of Jim Black. Contact us at 919-600-4609 so we can discuss your situation.

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