Man at DWI checkpoint

What to Expect at a DWI Checkpoint

Also known as sobriety checkpoints, police officers will often set up a DWI checkpoint on weekends or holidays in areas surrounded by bars and restaurants. Some checkpoints are used to stop every car that comes through and others keep traffic moving by only stopping every few cars. According to the Fourth Amendment, police need probable More

Getting a speeding ticket.

12 Things To Do If You’re Pulled Over for Speeding

Speeding is a serious problem that can lead to accidents, injuries, and even death. That’s why law enforcement agencies make constant and varied efforts to try to stop people from doing it. By far, the most common way police officers catch speeders is by setting what most of us call “speed traps.” Sitting in medians, More

Why should I hire a traffic lawyer to handle my traffic ticket?

A traffic lawyer can help you to navigate the legal system, which can be confusing. For example, there are many cases where a person decides to simply pay their traffic ticket instead of consulting with a qualified traffic lawyer. Although there are some cases where this is not a problem, you should be aware of More

How Does North Carolina Define Reckless Driving

For drivers in North Carolina, a simple mistake, such as speeding through a red light or failing to yield, can lead to criminal misdemeanor charges rather than an ordinary traffic ticket. According to state laws, reckless driving encompasses a surprising variety of moving violations. Because the law is so broad, many law-abiding drivers are hit More

Reasons for a Suspended Drivers License in North Carolina

Reasons for a Suspended Driver’s License

In North Carolina, an individual’s driver’s license may be suspended for a wide variety of reasons. The most common reasons for a suspended drivers’ license are traffic related offenses such as speeding, reckless driving, or driving while intoxicated. A driver’s license may also be suspended for accumulating too many license points as a result of More

Fault vs No Fault Car Accidents

The Difference Between Fault Vs. No Fault Car Accidents

There’s no greater freedom than the open road. It’s one of the reasons cars are so beloved in America—they’re a symbol of independence, adventure, and possibility. Driving isn’t all fun and games, however. At Mulligan Attorneys,, our criminal and traffic defense lawyers have represented many clients whose dreams of the open road took an unexpected More

NC Construction Laws and Rules for Drivers

Wilmington Construction and Tips for Driving through a Work Zone

Traffic in Wilmington is about to get a whole lot worse. Not only is summer right around the corner—and with it, the hordes of tourists that we welcome to our fair city—but Wilmington is also in the process of undergoing some major construction in order to support our growing year-round population. Here is a just More

Court Etiquette Wilmington NC

How to Behave in Court

What you wear, how you speak, and even your body language can affect how people judge you. Nowhere is this truer than in a Courtroom. It doesn’t matter if you’re in front of a judge because of a traffic violation, a family issue, a disability case, or a felony offense, if you are the plaintiff, More

Holiday Traffic

How to Stay Safe this Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for love, joy, family, and friends. Unfortunately, they can also be a time of danger—especially if you spend any time on the road. When most people think of dangerous holidays, their minds turn to New Year’s Eve, when we stay up late and toast one another while singing “Auld Lang More

Speeding Tickets and Traffic Attorney

3 Things To Do After You Get a Speeding Ticket in North Carolina

At Mulligan Attorneys,, speeding tickets are one of the most common traffic violations that we see. Maybe you didn’t notice the speed limit dropped when you crossed into a new town. Maybe you were running late for work and thought, “Just this once.” Often, you don’t even realize you’re speeding until you see those flashing More