North Carolina state law is clear: It is a crime to sell alcoholic beverages to anyone under the age of 21. Not only that, it is a crime for anyone under 21 to purchase liquor. Why is it, then, that 13 percent of the state’s youth told researchers they were able to buy liquor over
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A little more than a year after he and his friend were in a single-car accident in Durham, a former Duke University student stood in front of a judge and pleaded guilty to felony death by vehicle. Police reports indicate he had been driving 30 miles an hour above the posted speed limit on Academy
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Drug charges can vary widely in their prescribed sentencing. From a nonviolent possession crime that carries a fine and possible rehabilitation courses to a serious felony accompanied by decades in jail, the penal system features a graduated sentencing system based the drug amount, type, and situation in which the offense(s) took place. In Conover, North
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Both the U.S. and the North Carolina constitutions prohibit unreasonable searches or seizures, right? And we know that police in Raleigh and everywhere else have to suspect that a driver is intoxicated before going ahead with field sobriety tests, especially Breathalyzer tests, no? That is why so many police reports include a line about the
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