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DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED – Defining “Driving”

As always, we begin our analysis by reviewing the relevant law, N.C.G.S. 20-138.1: “A person commits the offense of Impaired Driving if he drives any vehicle upon any highway, any street, or any public vehicular area within this state: While under

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DRUGGED DRIVING IN NORTH CAROLINA

Drugged Driving – or Drug DWI – is a form of “Impaired Driving,” under N.C.G.S. 20-138.1. This is the same law that the State uses to convict drunk drivers. In other words, the same law governs drunk driving and drugged driving. But, operating under the influence of drugs, and operating under the influence of alcohol, are two very different things.

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NC LEGISLATIVE BRANCH RESOURCES

N.C. Constitution • N.C.G.A. Session Laws • N.C. Register • N.C. Administrative Code (N.C.A.C.) • North Carolina General Statutes • Local Town & County Ordinances
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FLETCHER LEGAL IS A CHARLOTTE-BASED LAW PRACTICE DEDICATED TO HELPING OUR CLIENTS NAVIGATE BOTH THE JUDICIAL PROCESS, AND LIFE’S MOST DIFFICULT MOMENTS. We constantly push the limits of what’s possible when it comes to integrating technology into solo practice with the goal of reducing client fees and expanding access to law. We believe in treating people the way we want to be treated.

WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, BUT RESULTS AREN’T EVERYTHING. We believe that relationships are key, and we only accept clients that we feel we can have a successful partnership with to reach the best results. We believe that legal emergencies rarely occur during business hours, and that it is essential for clients to have Attorney Fletcher’s personal cell phone number.

WE ACCEPT CLIENTS, NOT CASES, AND WE GO WHERE WE ARE NEEDED, ACROSS ALL 100 NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES. We stick to what we’re good at, continually pushing the envelope and streamlining process steps. We always set our clients up for the best possible outcome.

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MY PERSONAL LIBRARY CONTAINS A COMPLETE SET OF THE GREEN, SOFTBACK, GENERAL STATUTES. I was fortunate to have a great friend upgrade his collection, and sell me all 28 or so books for less than $100. That was more than 10 years ago, and (with no shame whatsoever), I am an adamant highlighter and note-taker. I love the actual code books: they contain material that simply isn’t available through free, online resources, such as legislative notes, cross references, and the ability to browse by flipping pages.

BUT NEVER – EVER – NOT IN A MILLION YEARS, WOULD I APPEAR FOR TRIAL WITHOUT PRINTING A COPY OF THE ELECTRONIC STATUTE. Why? Because my hard copy General Statutes were printed in 2006; it’s now 2020! Laws have a tendency of changing over 14 year periods, and ensuring your material is the newest, freshest, sickest, dopest, latest release that the General Assembly’s dropped is critical. How embarrassing! Allowing opposing counsel the opportunity to publicly shame you, and your antiquated outdated law.

I’VE BEEN ON THE RECEIVING END OF PUBLIC HUMILIATION. Once. I’m a fast learner.

Say what you will about public shaming, but it’s effective. These links are your keys to success. These links prevent you from looking like a dumbass while arguing for your client’s freedom. These links have saved my ass more than a few times; I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me!

ENJOY!

- D. FLETCHER
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WHERE WE GO: GEOGRAPHIC PRACTICE AREAS

Although we travel across the entire State of North Carolina – to each and every District and Superior Court – we are based in Charlotte. You could say that our home base consists of the following:

Serving: Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan, Cleveland, Lincoln, Stanly, Davidson, Catawba, and Anson Counties, as well as Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Troutman, Statesville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Harrisburg, Weddington, Waxhaw, Indian Trail, Monroe, Wadesboro, Wingate, Polkton, Concord, Kannapolis, China Grove, Salisbury, Lexington, Thomasville, High Point, Denver, Lincolnton, Newton, Conover, Hickory, Belmont, Lowell, Mt. Holly, Lowesville, Gastonia, Dallas, Bessemer City, Kings Mountain, Shelby, Pineville, Midland, Locust, Albemarle, Rockingham, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

FLETCHER LEGAL HELPS CLIENTS JUST LIKE YOU!

SERIOUS CASES REQUIRE SERIOUS REPRESENTATION. If you or someone you know has questions restoring their firearm rights, or to begin the process of restoring your gun rights now, call FLETCHER LEGAL at 704-747-7262, shoot that number a text, step into our virtual lobby for a video call, or book an appointment now for your free case evaluation. Fletcher Legal has helped clients restore North Carolina firearm rights, appeal from pistol purchase denials, and challenge concealed carry decisions. We conduct independent investigations in every case we take, which reduces denials, and ensures a smooth hearing.
VIRTUAL SERVICES REDUCE CLIENT EXPENSES. Schedule an appointment today to speak with Attorney Fletcher, either by video call, text message, or phone call. We offer flexible payment arrangements, independent investigations, and 24 x 7 emergency services. Book an appointment online now to begin building your defense.
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