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Timothy DuganExperienced, Aggressive Representation.
- Personal Injury, Family Law, Estate Planning ...
- North Carolina
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As a trial lawyer, I have considerable experience representing persons in both the criminal and civil courts.
My practice focuses on litigation, including personal injury, family law, and general civil litigation matters. We represent business owners, consumers, and injured persons.
My practice also includes business formations, contract drafting and review, and estate planning.
- Personal Injury
- Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
- Family Law
- Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
- Business Law
- Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Credit Cards Accepted
Online and In-person; we also accept E-checks.
- Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- North Carolina
- English: Spoken, Written
- Associate Attorney
- Seth M. Woodall and Associates
- - Current
- Trial attorney focusing in Family Law Matters, such as child custody and divorce; Personal Injury; and general civil matters. Drafting Attorney including Business Formations, Contracts, and Estate Planning services.
- Founding Attorney
- The Law Offices of Timothy Dugan
- Founding Partner
- Dugan & Leger, PLLC
- Trial attorney focusing on Traffic Defense, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family Law and Business Law.
- Research Assistant
- Elon University School of Law
- Research Assistant for Dean of Law School. Performed research and drafting for N.C. Civil Procedure Litigation Reference Manual.
- Legal Intern
- Roane Law
- Legal intern in Personal Injury Law Firm which focused on serious car wrecks and Nursing Home Negligence/ Abuse cases.
- Jeffcoat Law Firm
- Intern at Real Estate and Bankruptcy focused law firm.
- Elon University
- J.D. (2015)
- Honors: Dean's List, Order of Barristers
- Activities: TYLA National Mock Trial Team; Senior Articles Editor, Business Law Journal; Treasurer, Business Law Association; Volunteer Aid, AARP Tax Clinic
- Coastal Carolina University
- B.A. (2011) | Political Science
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Dean'S List, President's List
- Activities: Member, S.T.A.R. (Community Service Org); Habitat for Humanity; Student Rep, Campus Judicial Board; Member, Mock Trial Team
- S.U.N.Y. Orange
- A.S. (2009) | Business Administration
- Order of Barristers
- Awarded for excellence in trial advocacy.
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- North Carolina Bar Association
- North Carolina State Bar  # 49171
- Brunswick County Bar Association
- Attorney Member
- District 13 Bar Association
Articles & Publications
- 8 Common Traffic Ticket Misconceptions
- Can i Get a DUI or a Traffic Ticket on a Golf Cart?
- Restoring a Suspended License
Websites & Blogs
- Seth M. Woodall And Associates
3 Questions Answered
- Q. Is the NHTSA standard field sobriety test mandatory on a DUI stop in NC ?
- A: The simple answer is no. A driver may refuse to partake in any testing, including a breathalyzer. However, with breathalyzers specifically, the refusal to provide a sample is a crime by itself. The law governing refusals only speaks to breathalyzers, and thus I do not believe SFST's are mandatory. Please note this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended, not should it be considered legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed by the answering of this or any other question. Best, Tim
- Q. How can I get a ticket for driving after consuming when I was pulled over and blew a .000 and was not arrested
- A: It depends on the actual charge. The Impaired Driving statute in North Carolina has three different approaches for a law enforcement officer to charge you. One method requires a BAC or blood alcohol concentration of .08; and another requires proof of any schedule 1 substance via a blood test. The third method, however, requires only "appreciable impairment." Appreciable impairment is usually proven by a the police officer's observations, such as the results of any field sobriety tests. A DWI can have a substantial impact on ones future. I highly recommend speaking with a criminal defense attorney, as they can provide a much fuller answer based on your exact situation. Please note this answer is provided for informational purposes and is not intended not should it be considered legal advice. No attorney- client relationship is formed by the answering of this or any other question on Justia.
- Q. A friend got a dui, and on her papers one say's court time 9 am, the other1pm, spelled name wrong,vehicle wrong! case?
- A: NC Gen stat 15A-922(f) provides that a police officer may amend a citation at any point up until final judgment, so long as he does not change the nature of the offense. Whether there are fatal errors on your friend's citations are impossible to answer without seeing the documents first hand. As to the court times, I would be there before 9AM, and make sure there are not multiple offenses charged requiring your friend to make the 1pm session as well. Your friend should speak to a DWI Defense attorney to discuss the possible defenses to her case and the process going forward. This answer is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended nor should it be considered legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed by answering this or any subsequent questions.
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