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Is Speeding a Crime You Can Be Charged With?

Speeding is a common traffic violation that can result in fines, points on your driver’s license, and increased insurance rates. In most cases, speeding is a traffic infraction. But there are circumstances when speeding is charged as a misdemeanor.… Read More
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Categories: Traffic Violations
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What Is Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The requirement of proof beyond a reasonable doubt is a cornerstone of the American legal system. If you’ve ever watched a legal drama on TV, you know the prosecutor must prove the defendant guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” But what, exactly… Read More
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Is a Blood Test in a DWI Case an Illegal Search and Seizure?

In a North Carolina DWI case, the most important piece of evidence is often the driver’s Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). Police obtain a driver’s BAC by testing the suspect’s breath, blood, or urine for the presence of alcohol. Like every ot… Read More
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Categories: DWI
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Does DWI Apply While Drinking On a Boat?

With thousands of miles of open waters and more than 300,000 registered vessels, boating is a favorite pastime in North Carolina. People use North Carolina waterways every year for fishing, water skiing, sailing, and other recreational activities. Ma… Read More
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Categories: DWI
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You Are Charged With Public Affray; What Now?

Public affray is a misdemeanor assault and battery crime that occurs when two people engage in a fight in a public place, causing terror to the public. A conviction for public affray can have serious consequences, including jail time, fines, and a pe… Read More
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Categories: Assault
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What You Need to Know About a Domestic Violence Protective Order

A Domestic Violence Protective Order, also known as a DVPO or a 50B Order, is a court order that tells a defendant or the person against who the order is issued what they cannot do. If the court is satisfied that an act of domestic violence has occur… Read More
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Categories: Domestic Violence
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Social Media Evidence in Criminal Cases

Like it or not, social media is a fixture in our daily lives. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tik Tok, Instagram, or another platform, we use these apps and websites to keep up with friends and family, develop business relationships, and… Read More
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Search Warrant Requirements in NC

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particu… Read More
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Categories: Warrants
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Blame It On the Alcohol?

Understanding the Defense of Involuntary Intoxication in North Carolina Blame it on the goose Got you feelin loose Blame it on the ‘Tron Got you in the zone Blame it on the vodka Blame it on the Henny Blame it on the blue tab Got you feelin dizzy ~… Read More
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Categories: DWI
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Understanding Drug Charges in North Carolina

North Carolina prosecutors take drug charges seriously. If you are convicted of a drug crime, you face hefty fines, prison time, and other penalties that could have a long-term effect on your life. To defend yourself against drug crime charges in Nor… Read More
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Categories: Drug Charges