Archive for December 2009

Chief Justice’s Year End Report

Each year by tradition the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States – the highest judicial official in the federal system – gives a year-end report in which he describes the work of the judicial branch to Congress. This year Chief Justice John Roberts wrote a report that indicates that the federal […]

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Five (5) Things to Know About North Carolina Domestic Violence Law

If you’ve been involved in incident involving domestic violence in Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC or Apex NC, you will want to consult with a Raleigh, Apex, or Cary criminal lawyer who can help you navigate the criminal system and also any other ramifications the criminal problem may cause in your personal life. A lawyer should […]

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Raleigh Location

I’ve recently updated my Google Local listing for my criminal law practice in Raleigh. My office hours are generally from 8 am until 8 pm, but I often work later than that, and am available to travel to clients’ homes, especially if they have had their licenses revoked after a DWI arrest.
My location has ample […]

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DWI Checkpoints in North Carolina already netting Drunk Drivers

Booze It and Loose It checkpoints are already netting DWI arrestees. This out of Guilford County where 18 were arrested earlier this month on charges of driving while impaired.
Police can establish checkpoints. The Supreme Court has okay-ed the practice. But police must abide by the constitution, which means that the checkpoint must be consistent with […]

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Criminal Law and the Ubiquity of Video Cameras & Video Cell Phones

Julian Sanchez, a writer for The Cato Institute, has an interesting article on the rise of cell phone cameras in leveling the playing field between police and citizens. While judges will always tell juries not to give police testimony special weight, and instruct jurors to evaluate a police officer’s truthfulness as they would any other […]

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Good News for the Rule of Law

Wake County Superior Court Judge Ripley Rand ruled earlier this week that Faye Brown and Alford Jones. Both were convicted under North Carolina’s old sentencing system to “life” in prison which was defined as 80 years. By earning degrees, abiding by prison regulations, and displaying good behavior, both Jones and Brown, had worked down their […]

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