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Archive for February 2011

How do I Hire a Gay Friendly Raleigh Criminal Lawyer?

One of the questions I sometimes get is whether I am a gay friendly Raleigh lawyer. And the answer to that is, “By all means.” I treat all people equally, whether they are gay or straight. If someone needs professional and effective criminal defense help, the last thing they need to worry about is whether…

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Reforms to NC Criminal Law

For the first time in about 100 years, the Republicans control the state legislature in Raleigh. Usually Republicans are regarded as “tougher” on crime than Democrats, and so it somewhat surprising that over the past 100 years North Carolina has developed a criminal justice system that is largely – though not entirely – difficult for…

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NC Drunk Driving Myths and Facts

Drunk Driving is certainly a serious problem in our country. Since the early 1980s, however, alcohol-related accident deaths have steadily declined, even as the number of people on the roads and the number of vehicle-miles driven each year has increased. In 1982, there were more than 26,000 alcohol related deaths, even though there were many…

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Proposed Changes to North Carolina DWI Law in 2011

North Carolina has some of the harshest DWI and Drunk Driving Laws in the country. In addition, the NC DWI statute favors the prosecution in ways that make defending a DWI case in Raleigh much more difficult than if the person were accused in other states. But the DWI statute may become even harsher if…

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