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Monday, May 17, 2010

A Look into the United States Supreme Court Nomination Process

Please click on the link below for an interesting discussion in regards to the Supreme Court's nomination process and whether or not a nominee should be required to have any prior judicial experience. We at the Maitland Law Firm see the pros and cons of both sides to this argument. Please leave a comment with your feedback on this topic. Thanks for continuing to check out our blog.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Attorney Rob Maitland Gives Advice to WRAL News Viewers

Click below to see Attorney Rob Maitland in the WRAL News Studio giving advice to Home Buyers.

To access other News and Radio segments from Attorney Rob Maitland follow this link and get his "Legal Tip of the Week."


Monday, May 3, 2010

How High Would I Blow?: Estimating Blood Alcohol Content

How To Estimate Your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Using This Chart
1. Find your weight in the left hand column
2. Match your weight with the number of “Drinks” you have consumed
3. Subtract .015 for each hour that you have been drinking to compensate for alcohol that your body has processed during that time

Things To Consider
1. This is only an ESTIMATE
2. The “Limit” in North Carolina is 0.08…however, this does NOT mean you cannot be charged if you blow less than 0.08
3. Each “Drink” is equal to 12 ounces of regular beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1 ounce of 90 proof liquor
4. If you have a high alcohol beer or a “generously” poured liquor drink or glass of wine then make sure to count that as two drinks
5. Example: If you weigh 140 pounds and have had 5 drinks in 3 hours
0.134 – (0.015 x 3) = 0.134-0.45 = 0.089 BAC
6. The YELLOW ZONE is above the legal limit in NC (before taking time into consideration)

If you or someone you know has been charged with DWI in North Carolina, contact a TarHeel Lawyer at www.TarHeelLawyers.com for answers to your specific questions.