Consequences for Hit-and-Run Offenses in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney, Michelle Sparrow, explains the various types of consequences for hit and run offenses in North Carolina. Under North Carolina law, a driver can be charged with a hit-and-run if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident along with any of the following criteria: Failing to stop at the scene of
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Raleigh High-schooler’s Story Sparks More Than One Debate

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Earlier this week, a 17-year-old high school student pleaded guilty to charges related to an incident on a school bus. Her case illustrates a serious problem with the juvenile justice system as well as with the relationship between the Wake County school system and the Raleigh Police Department. On March 7, 2014, the girl got
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Accusations of Misdemeanor and Felony Assault in North Carolina

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People who are accused of assault may be tempted to sit down immediately with the police, who are asking a series of thoughtful questions, and explain what happened. This is a natural inclination for some, but it is also important to remember the right to remain silent, and the right to an attorney. A quick
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Buddy, Can You Spare a Jackson? Prisoners Phone Home at a Price

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Even prisoners need a chance to call home, but thanks to jail officials’ heartless decisions, few of these prisoners may have had the opportunity to speak to their mothers on Mother’s Day this year. Inmates in North Carolina, whether jailed for misdemeanors or felonies, say that they are victims of price gouging. Phone carriers charge more
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Raleigh Family Asks for Review of Swat Team, Other Police Actions

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The parents of a 31-year-old Durham man are not giving up on a dispute with the Raleigh Police Department. They believe their son is a “marked man,” even though the two misdemeanor charges against him have been dismissed. The family filed complaints with the RPD Internal Affairs unit and state authorities; to date, they have
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