Laura’s Law Update: North Carolina Dwi Legislation Passed by House

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Last month, we discussed proposed legislation entitled “Laura’s Law.” Recently, the North Carolina House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the bill. The bill will now head to the North Carolina Senate where it is also expected to pass. The bill is named after a 17-year-old North Carolina resident, Laura, who was killed by
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Sentencing Guidelines Amended for Drug Crimes

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The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to make temporary changes to federal sentencing guidelines last week. The amendments, which were part of the Fair Sentencing Act passed by Congress this summer, go into effect in federal courts this week. Congress proposed the changes to drug offense guidelines in an effort to equalize sentencing for crack and
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