Category Archives: Criminal Defense

Prayer for Judgment Continued: the Facts, the Myths, the Legend

by Courtney Ballard The legend of a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) has been around for decades. As a teenager, I thought every traffic ticket could be solved by a PJC, and today, I continue to have clients ask “Can I get...

Can I Go to Jail? Understanding Misdemeanor Sentencing

Over the weekend you were charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense. One of your first questions is likely “can I go to jail?” The answer largely depends on the misdemeanor class, your prior conviction level, and the presenc...

How to Get a Limited Driving Privilege

In North Carolina, the Division of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) will revoke a driver’s license immediately for thirty (30) days if the driver is charged with Driving While Impaired (“DWI”). Additionally, the DMV will revoke a ...

Can I expunge my criminal charge?

The most common question I get during criminal consults is “Will this charge be on my record?” or, "Can I expunge my criminal charge?" There is a common misconception that a charge, even if dismissed, does not appear on a crim...