In North Carolina, Criminal Matters Dominate List of New Laws P2

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We are picking up the discussion about the slate of new laws that went into effect on Dec. 1. The majority of the 35 measures relate to criminal matters, and many have been covered at length by the media as well as in this blog. A couple of examples are Laura’s Law, the law that
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Halloween Checkpoints Net 20,000 Citations in 2011

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State and local law enforcement participated in the Booze It & Lose It campaign last weekend. Between Oct. 28 and Oct. 31, the Halloween checkpoints and stepped up patrols resulted in 20,786 traffic and criminal citations across North Carolina. Wake County’s seven checkpoints and 23 added patrols issued 51 DWI citations this year. This year, the
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Dwi Checkpoints Focus on Sobriety on the Road and on the Water

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In an effort to raise awareness about drinking while driving any vehicle, a group of law enforcement authorities in North Carolina launched a campaign entitled “On the road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive.” The campaign recently organized a combined sobriety checkpoint effort near a North Carolina beach and the public boat launch. The
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Governor Signs Laura’s Law, Increases Dwi Penalties

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We meant to continue our discussion of the death penalty bill, but we saw this announcement and thought it deserved immediate attention: North Carolina’s governor was scheduled to sign Laura’s Law this morning. The law will dramatically increase the penalties for drunk driving offenses. Laura’s Law is, of course, named for the 17-year-old who was
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Wake County Crashes Keep Officers Busy over the Weekend

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Highway patrol officers were called to two accident sites in Wake County this weekend that will change the lives of a few families forever. Officers and arrest reports attributed the first accident to driving while impaired and the second to excessive speed. The first accident occurred Saturday night on N.C. 96. The 32-year-old driver crossed
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