Keep Moving Over: General Assembly Expands Highway Safety Law

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North Carolina drivers will soon have to move over more often or face a $250 fine. The General Assembly voted this week to expand the Move Over law to include utility and road maintenance crews. The penalty will remain a fine; the driver will not be cited for a moving violation. The Move Over law
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Racial Justice Act in General Assembly’s Crosshairs – Again

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As predicted, the North Carolina House of Representatives is considering a proposal that would radically alter the Racial Justice Act. As we have discussed, the act allows inmates and defendants sentenced to death to use statistics to prove that their trials were tainted by racial bias. If the court is persuaded, the offender’s sentence is
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Guilty of First-degree Murder, Defendant May Face Death Penalty

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Following more than two weeks of often grisly and occasionally shocking testimony, the trial of the 32-year-old man accused of killing a woman best known as a member of the North Carolina State Board of Education entered its last phase. The jury announced late Friday afternoon that they found the defendant guilty of first-degree murder, rape
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Former University Student Accused of Robbing a Bank

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Crimes involving larceny can burden your record forever. Larceny includes offenses such as breaking and entering, robbery, shoplifting and embezzlement. In recent news, a man from Chapel Hill, who was out on bond for his connection with two bank robberies, has recently been accused of robbing another bank. The suspect is a former University of
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Authorities Investigate a Homicide Case in Raleigh

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In North Carolina, manslaughter is considered a killing without malicious intent. This means that in order to be convicted of murder or homicide, one must have killed someone intentionally. Therefore, when investigators are presented with a killing, they must help authorities determine what type of homicide occurred. Last Wednesday night, police say a local man
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