In North Carolina, domestic violence is taken very seriously by the legal system as it should be. If someone has accused you of domestic violence, you must take the matter equally seriously, especially if it’s a false accusation. A domestic violence charge can do serious harm to your reputation at best and result in a prison sentence at worst. Here’s what you need to know about domestic violence laws in North Carolina and the steps you should take after your arrest.

Charlotte criminal defense attorney Allen Brotherton of Knox Law Center discusses misdemeanors vs felonies in North Carolina.

In North Carolina, it’s illegal to drive under the influence of “any impairing substance,” which may include alcohol, marijuana, prescription medication or illegal drugs. However, the law has different levels of stringency depending on the type of controlled substance causing the impairment.

Amazingly, some people on the ketogenic diet may produce ketones that cause a false reading on a Breathalyzer, getting them into trouble. Learn more about the false DWI a keto diet may bring.

Knox Law Center attorney Allen Brotherton shares his thoughts on the local DWI process and the advantages of knowing the local Mecklenburg Court system as a criminal defense attorney.

The debate over the pros and cons of ridesharing services such as Lyft and Uber have raged since their inception in 2009. But recent data hints at a benefit that, if true, would put add a big fat plus in the “pro” column: Ridesharing services might contribute to a decrease in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests. Read on…

Knowing the steps to take immediately after an accident can help make the days, weeks and months that follow a crash a little bit smoother.

Knox Law Center attorney Allen Brotherton shares his thoughts on the local DWI process and the advantages of knowing the local Mecklenburg Court system as a criminal defense attorney.

We try our best to instill good values and smart judgment in our children, but we also know that everyone–teens, especially–sometimes make poor choices that can lead to legal troubles. If your child is one of them, you’re not alone. In North Carolina, approximately 5,655 children under the age of 16 faced charges in juvenile court in 2017. Read more…

Most of us know that drinking alcohol or taking illegal drugs can impair our ability to drive and massively heighten the risk of a car crash. In North Carolina, not only are drivers who take certain prescription drugs at a higher risk of a car crash, but they’re also at risk of a DWI charge. Read more…

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