North Carolina Not Tough Enough on Drunk Drivers for One Da

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A North Carolina state senator says that the state’s drunk driving laws can’t get any tougher. The senator offered his opinion in response to a comment made by the district attorney for Alamance County. The DA had said that he hoped the North Carolina General Assembly would act on making these laws tougher. He also noted that
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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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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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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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