Cases involving allegations of date rape are very difficult to prosecute and defend. They involve complicated laws and fact patters, often dependant on “he said, she said” evidence. A conviction for date rape can lead to significant jail time and sex offender registration. When the case involves date rape drugs, like Rohypnol, Xanax and GHB
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One of the great things about St. Patrick’s Day is that celebrations — parades, parties and festivals — may be scheduled for weekends, but you can always count on another celebration on the 17th. The North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program continue their work, the mid-March anti-drunk driving campaign, through
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If you are old enough to remember 1968, you may be more than a little uneasy about the increasingly violent confrontations about race. It is a little hard to think that this will all be resolved somehow. That Ferguson will be made right, that the deaths of young black males at the hands of the
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There is still a struggle in the media, in the community and in the courtroom to put a label on the Chapel Hill killings on Feb. 11. The victims were three Muslim American college students, the confessed shooter a 46-year-old white man. The defendant, Craig Stephen Hicks, was reportedly upset about parking at the condominium
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It looks as if the Durham district attorney will ask for the death penalty in the case against a 46-year-old Chapel Hill man. The defendant, Craig Stephen Hicks, turned himself in to sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 11, a few hours, he said, after he shot three neighbors to death in their apartment. Let’s try that
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