Chase Starts in Raleigh, Ends in Tragedy and Murder Charge

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A 40-year-old Williamston man driving east on U.S. 264 Bypass would have been charged with serious crimes if he had not fled when Raleigh police signaled for him to pull over. His decision to elude capture, though, has added an even more serious charge: murder. As he led sheriff’s deputies from Wake and Nash counties
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Suspended by Nascar, Facing Criminal Charges, Mayfield Carries on

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With a calendar filled with court dates, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield said recently that he plans to get back into racing as soon as his legal troubles are resolved. Authorities in three North Carolina counties have charged Mayfield with a variety of crimes, and his time is currently spent defending himself rather than racing
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Federal Courts Begin to Act on Wrongful Conviction Cases

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Last summer, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals changed the way the North Carolina justice system defines “felon.” After months of reviewing files for convictions that ran afoul of the new definition, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation have a victory to their credit: Earlier this week,
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Criminal Defense Attorneys Have a Role in Reducing Recidivism

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The American Bar Association has passed a new resolution calling for criminal defense lawyers to use a holistic approach with their clients. The resolution follows the release of an ABA report on recidivism rates of convicted criminals. In North Carolina, anyone who has a criminal record learns quickly that there are long-term consequences. Ex-offenders may
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Racketeering, Insurance Fraud, Patient Neglect and Now Murder P2

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We are continuing our discussion of a case from outside of North Carolina that involves patient safety and racketeering insurance fraud. The three defendants — a doctor and two of his nurse anesthetists — now face second-degree murder charges. Prosecutors claim that the doctor, as the head of a number of endoscopy clinics, ordered his
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