Are Home Blood Alcohol Concentration Breath Testers Reliable?

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North Carolina drivers may wonder if a department-store purchase, practically for pocket change, could help them avoid a potential DWI. The answer, unfortunately, is one we have heard before: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Indeed, the fine print on such products warns that the devices should not be used
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North Carolina Gun Bill On Its Way To Governor For Signature

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A gun bill that was recently passed by the North Carolina House and Senate expands some gun owners’ concealed-carry rights. It also, however, increases the consequences for violations of some gun laws. Sheriffs are able to revoke gun owners’ five-year licenses if something happens that would have made them ineligible for such licenses at the
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Sbi Audit Findings Key to Appeal in High-profile Murder Case

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When a reporter from North Carolina’s WRAL-TV sat down with Daniel Green in 1998, five years had passed since authorities had found the body of basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s father, and three years had passed since Green and another man were convicted of the crime. In that interview, Green flatly stated that he did not
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Costa Concordia Employees Guilty of Multiple Manslaughter

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In the first round of criminal actions connected to the Costa Concordia disaster last year, five employees of the Costa Crociere SpA cruise line have pleaded guilty in an Italian court to multiple manslaughter and negligence. The defendants received sentences of varying length, none shorter than three years. More than 4,000 people were aboard the
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It Wasn’t Just Dna Testing That Led to Wrongful Convictions

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When forensic testing first came onto the scene, the science and technology was significantly undeveloped from where it is today. Mistakes were made in history that led to great injustices when a number of people were wrongfully convicted based on forensic analysis such as DNA testing involving hair samples. While underdeveloped technology played a role,
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