Stopped At A Sobriety Checkpoint? Know What To Expect, P. 2

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Every holiday the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Wake County Sheriff’s office or the Raleigh Police Department — separately or in any combination — participates in an anti-drunk driving campaign. Those campaigns involve saturated street patrols and sobriety checkpoints. Of course, the police don’t need a special occasion to pull someone over for drunk driving;
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Moped Bill Hits The Skids As NC House And Senate Disagree

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The North Carolina House of Representatives rejected a version of the moped bill we discussed in June. The House had finally settled on a bill that would only require that mopeds be registered with the state’s Division of Motor Vehicles. The most recent House vote was on the Senate bill, passed a couple of weeks
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Federal Sentencing Board Takes Next Step In Drug Crime Reform

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Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice have been taking steps to reform sentences for certain drug crimes. Many observers believe that low-level, non-violent drug offenders have long been subject to federal sentences that are too stringent. As a result, there have been recommendations to revise and reduce mandatory sentences for certain drug charges. Not
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Prosecutors Can’t Keep Inmate In Prison While They Ponder Retrial

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Howard can only go home if the court releases him on bail. The judge handling the case said he intended to send Howard home on unsecured bail and with electronic monitoring until the prosecutors decide whether to move forward with the second trial; the attorney general’s office may still appeal the decision to release Howard,
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