Archive for September 2009

Asking for recommended criminal lawyers, Raleigh, Apex, and Cary

As I’ve written elsewhere, finding an attorney can take some time and effort. It’s important to take that time and invest that effort in order to find the right lawyer to handle a case. In addition to asking friends and family for recommendations, here’s a tip. Ask attorneys. If you sit down for an initial consultation…

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Can prosecutors be sued?

In November the United States Supreme Court will hear Pottawattamie County et al. v. McGhee et al., a case dating back to 1978 that involves prosecutorial misconduct of the worst kind. The question for the Supreme Court is whether an innocent person wrongly convicted because of gross prosecutorial misconduct, including the withholding of evidence from…

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Roman Polanski Arrested, Facing Extradition

Director Roman Polanski was arrested this weekend by Swiss officials as he flew into Zurich to accept an award honoring his career. Among many other notable films, he directed (and won an Oscar for) “The Pianist,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” and “Chinatown.” In 1977, Polanski was accused of raping a 13-year old girl who he had allegedly…

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Father arrested for DWI after bailing out son

It’s no fun to spend a night in jail, so when Trevor Brown of Gothenburg, Nebraska called his father after being picked up for drunk driving, he was probably relieved when his dad agreed to come down to the jail to bail him out. Problem was, dad was also drunk, and when he arrived at the…

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Finding a defense lawyer in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh has no shortage of top notch criminal attorneys, lawyers who can defend individuals accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and driving or DUI and drunk driving offenses. But finding the right attorney can be a challenge. The fact of the matter is that many people who face criminal, traffic, or drunk driving offenses have never been…

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Drunk driving! Is a golf cart considered a vehicle?

Out of Nebraska comes tragic news of Kim McIllece, a woman who is accused of driving a golf cart while drunk. When McIllece couldn’t avoid a culvert, the cart flipped over and killed a passenger, her friend Debi Deines. Her lawyer argues that Nebraska DUI and drunk driving laws shouldn’t apply to McIllece because a golf…

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Harsh Drunk Driving and DUI Penalties in North Carolina and Beyond

Ripped from today’s news is word that Wisconsin will follow North Carolina, among other states, in imposing some of the harshest penalties for those convicted of drunk driving or DUI offenses. Wisconsin, like North Carolina, will impose a felony on defendants who are convicted of three or more drunk driving charges. North Carolina has some…

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Marketing the Legal Practice – Raleigh, Cary, and Apex

Next week I open the doors after much preparation on my new solo practice.  My goal, always, is to offer affordable, but high quality criminal defense services to anyone who walks through the door. The key is trying to differentiate yourself from the pack. That’s a big hurdle. Most people are able to figure out…

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