North Carolina was discovered in 2006 to be handling DWI cases in vastly different ways, depending on the county, and even the judge or prosecutor. This revelation brought about a law requiring the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts to share detailed DWI case information on its Web page. A recent audit, however, shows that
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The North Carolina crime lab is making news again, but this time it is for identifying matching strands of tinsel. Specifically, the tinsel appears to tie a murder suspect to the location at which the body of his stepmother was found. The State Bureau of Investigation conducted examinations of the tinsel in 2007 and 2009,
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The death penalty has equally passionate arguments on both sides. Because of this, the history of the death penalty in the United States — not to mention here in North Carolina — has been turbulent. A law professor has released a new book about the death penalty and how it has changed over the years.
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Fraudulent-check offenses can come in many varieties. The most straightforward scenario involves someone who writes a check knowing the money is not, and never will be, in the account — or that the account itself does not even exist. Check fraud, however, is often more complicated and less calculated than this. The economy has hit
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This year’s Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which promised to crack down on suspected North Carolina drunk drivers, contributed to the nearly 2,900 drivers arrested for DWI from Aug. 16 through Sept. 2. We previously wrote about the program, which uses increased law enforcement presence and social media to prevent and address DWI.
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