Heightened Sobriety Checkpoints Lead to Widespread Charges

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Police employ a number of methods when working to enforce vehicle laws. Both standard patrols and mandatory checkpoints are means with which officers keep watch over motorists, sometimes requiring a traffic stop of unsuspecting drivers, even if their driving has been seemingly lawful. Just such a situation played out earlier this month in Mecklenburg County,
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Charges Made in Raleigh Area Armed Robberies

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Robbery does not necessarily have to involve the taking of money. It can also include the taking of personal property or other articles of value. In some cases, both money and property are involved. In a recent Raleigh robbery case, for example, authorities have brought charges against three men in connection with two robberies. One
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Raleigh Drivers Must Click It or Ticket over Holiday Week

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The state of North Carolina is once again launching a “Click It or Ticket” campaign over Thanksgiving week. It is a simple idea: Local and state police will be on the lookout for motorists who are not following state seatbelt and child restraint laws. Drivers who are in violation of the law will receive a
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Man Defends Himself in North Carolina Murder-for-hire Trial

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By this time, North Carolina readers are probably familiar with the ongoing murder-for-hire trial in Raleigh. The federal case revolves around a man who is being put on trial for allegedly conspiring to have three people who testified against him and his brother in an earlier case murdered. The current case stems back to a
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Other Countries Attack Breathalyzer Results – Will Us Queue Up, Too?

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Drivers accused of DWI are often prosecuted on the basis of breathalyzer test results that purport to measure their level of alcohol consumption. Yet these machines can be inaccurate and produce false readings for a variety of reasons — something far too many drivers in North Carolina are familiar with. The Supreme Court of Canada,
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