Stronger Drinks May Leave Bar Patrons Vulnerable to DWI Charges

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Many people use alcohol on a regular basis and do so responsibly. However, when celebrating, gathering or drinking with friends, it can be all too easy to drink too much and end up with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit on an Intoxilyzer test. It’s common for people to know their limits and quantify those
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Accusations of Manslaughter or Murder: the Difference, the Stakes

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Proof beyond a reasonable doubt. This is what the prosecution must present in order to convince a jury of a defendant’s guilt. We have all heard this phrase countless times, but it gains real meaning when the defendant’s life and lifelong freedom hang in the balance. Being accused of murder or manslaughter requires both defendant
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Racial Justice Act Appeal Now in Supreme Court of North Carolina

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North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act was passed in 2009. It was intended to help defendants combat racial discrimination. Racial discrimination can, of course, be present in many forms. One way it has deeply affected the criminal justice system is in how some prosecutors selected juries, especially for trials that could end with a defendant’s receiving
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Wake County Couple Charged With Drug Trafficking From Shared Home

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A man and a woman living together on a nearly one-acre property recently were arrested and held in the Wake County Detention Center, with bail of $100,000 each. The arrest warrant also described a person whose name indicates he is the man’s son, but it is unclear whether he was taken into custody with the
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Charges Against Innocent North Carolina Teen to Be Expunged

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An unwitting North Carolina teenager’s errand to get gas recently turned into a three-day jail stint. His crime? There wasn’t one; he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. The teenager suddenly found himself being rounded up with a group of people, having his mug shot taken and spending several days in
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