Legal Question in DUI Law in North Carolina

Sufficient evidence to convict?

Subject confessed to dui in North

Carolina to protect the other person

who was driving. Cops did not see

who was driving. Took subjects word

and a young witness who claimed to

know. Subject wants to retract her

statement now that she sees what it

is going to cost her but her lawyer

says she has no recourse. Case has

been continued till October. Is the

lawyer correct?

Asked on 7/31/08, 1:42 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Fleet Tilden TildenLaw

Re: Sufficient evidence to convict?

Not exactly. If there is no witness to place her behind the wheel of the vehicle other than her statement, it may be that it won't be sufficient to convict. She should have a detailed conference with her attorney or consult another.

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Answered on 8/01/08, 7:22 am

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