Excuses, Excuses! What Drivers Say when They’re Pulled over

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If you are an average Raleigh driver, you probably follow the rules and pay attention to traffic signs and speed limits. During your driving lifetime, you may never be pulled over for driving while intoxicated, but you may get a ticket for a moving violation. Maybe you pushed it on a “pink” light and got
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Court Waited While Defendant’s Competency Evaluated

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Jury selection was complete and opening statements were ready in a Fayetteville courtroom this week when the proceedings came to a temporary standstill. The judge ordered that the mental state of the defendant be evaluated by professionals before the trial got underway. The 32-year-old defendant is accused of assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl four
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Wake County Couple’s Trial Split As Role of Wife is Questioned

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A Wake County Superior Court judge ruled this week that a husband and wife charged with murder will have separate trials. Both attorneys and the district attorney’s office had initially agreed to one trial for both defendants. In early April, though, the wife’s defense attorney moved to sever the trials, claiming that his client was
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Blood Alcohol Tests Require Search Warrants – Maybe (p. 2)

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We are continuing our discussion of the United States Supreme Court opinion in a drunk driving case. The question for the court was whether the police could obtain a blood sample from a suspect even if the suspect has not consented to the test. The court’s answer was a resounding, “Probably not. Not every time.
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