We are casting our net a little wide of North Carolina today to talk about an accident that occurred in Rhode Island. To date, there are no criminal charges (the accident happened on Thursday, March 26), but there may be. And we know of no civil action, though there may be. The issue for us
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In 2011, we posted about two men found innocent of second-degree murder after they had served 10 years in prison. Their exonerations were the result of appeals to the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission. What cleared them? What else? DNA. The first use of DNA evidence — to convict someone — was in 1987 in
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Have you ever had a moment of hesitation before getting behind the wheel, wondering if your blood alcohol content would register above or below the 0.08 legal limit? The truth is the line between legal and illegal is not very hard to cross. Unfortunately, if you do land on the side of illegal, the penalties
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A couple we know was expecting their first child, and they had all sorts of plans. The baby, they said, would grow up to be a doctor. They just knew it. They could feel it in their bones. This child — a boy — was destined for medicine. But, just to be sure, they named
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Some people, especially when it is their first DUI charge, think that the best thing to do is just to plead guilty to the charges they face and move on. However, this is hardly ever a good idea. In most cases, the smartest thing to do is to work with a criminal defense lawyer who
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