5 Things To Remember When Being Pulled Over By A Police Officer There is nothing quite as stressful as being pulled over by a police officer. But it happens, everyday. As part of law enforcement’s duty to protect and serve, police are allowed to make a traffic stop when they have probable cause (which they…

Attorney Allen C. Brotherton with Knox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey has been honored with a 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for the areas of Civil and Criminal Litigation. The Elite Lawyer Award assures that each attorney selected to the directory has received a nomination from their peers for displaying excellence and a high level of skill…

Allen Brotherton awarded Expertise.com list of the Best DUI Attorneys in Charlotte for 2018! Out of 174 lawyers reviewed in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area, the top 19 were picked. They were scored on over 29 variables across 5 categories. These categories were: reputation- A history of delighted customers and outstanding service. credibility- Building customer confidence with licensing,…

Traffic Court Can Be A Trap For The Unwary by Allen Brotherton Most people recognize that it would be foolish to go to court on a serious criminal charge without the aid of an experienced attorney. In addition to the myriad procedural rules and technicalities arising from both the statutes and appellate court decisions, there…

Unconstitutional DWI Law Corrected After 2 Years by Allen C. Brotherton For almost 2 years, portions of North Carolina’s DWI sentencing provisions regarding aggravated punishment levels have been unconstitutional. A decision of the NC Court of Appeals handed down September 7, 2004 so held, and the ruling was affirmed by our Supreme Court July 1…

What To Do When The Blue Light Appears by Allen C. Brotherton The roadways of North Carolina are patrolled by many different law enforcement agencies, including the state highway patrol, municipal police departments and county sheriffs’ offices. They use a great variety of patrol cars, but all have one thing in common: a blue light…

NC Law Tough On DWI by Allen C. Brotherton Impaired driving is a danger that rightly concerns us all. Every legislative session seems to bring a drumbeat for new laws increasing DWI punishment. But are our current laws really soft on DWI? Let’s take a closer look. As an introduction to the attitude behind our…

Arguments Of District Proponents Fail Under Scrutiny District Plan Will Lead Away From Common Good To Divisive Government by Allen Brotherton As a trial lawyer with over 20 years of courtroom experience, I have been trained to recognize and expose flawed arguments, whether they be innocently uninformed or intentionally misleading. After reading Alex Patton’s recent…

New DWI Law Makes Sweeping Changes to District Court Procedure by Allen Brotherton Much has been written about the new DWI law which took effect on December 1, 2006, applicable to offenses committed on or after that date. The most ballyhooed change is actually not a change at all. Specifically, the most publicized amendment is…

JIM BLACK’S “ALFORD PLEA”: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? by Allen Brotherton Former NC House Speaker, Rep. Jim Black, entered a guilty plea to bribery and obstruction of justice charges in a state courtroom in Raleigh last week.  After pleading guilty, Black sat and listened while an SBI investigator testified about payments by Black to former…

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