Archive for July 2014

DWI Expungement – Improving Your Life Opportunities

NOTE: DWI EXPUNGEMENTS ARE NO LONGER POSSIBLE IN NORTH CAROLINA (2015) Prior to 2012, a North Carolina DWI would remain on your criminal record permanently. Since the passing of House Bill 1023, it is now possible to have a DWI conviction expunged from your record. It is important to note changes in NC law and…

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“Booze It & Lose It” – NC Ramps Up DWI Arrests

North Carolinas “Booze It & Lose It” campaign resulted in recent a high volume of DWI arrests. The specific “Operation Firecracker” was led during the Fourth of July weekend and included almost 2,000 arrests throughout the state. The highest amount of arrests occurred within Wake County with almost 200 people. A statewide DWI identification and…

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How Not To Message: Communications 101

Neil Siegel, a former special counsel to Joe Biden and supporter of ObamaCare/Affordable Care Act, was on WUNC’s The State of Things on Wednesday discussing recent appellate litigation involving the subsidies authorized by the Act. The DC Circuit ruled Monday that subsidies are illegal in states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges.…

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Not So Lucky 21 – NC DWI Charges for Those Under the Age of 21

DWI offenses involve many components and age is no exception. North Carolina laws have always implied a “zero tolerance” policy regarding underage drinking and the legislature enacted stricter regulations in 1999. There is an unquestionable presence of underage drinking, especially with so many colleges in the area, and as a result many DWI’s involve those…

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Low Turnout, No Media Coverage

North Carolina’s rule that a person clear 40 percent had some logic back when the Democratic Party was dominant from, say, the 1890s to the 1980s. It was put in place by the Democrats to broaden support for the party in what was essentially a single-party state for much of the twentieth century. Today, the…

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Republican Run-Off: Wake District Attorney

John Bryant wins primary run-off with backing of Jefferson Griffin, party establishment. It’ll be Bryant for the Republicans vs. Lorrin Freeman for the Democrats in the fall. 178 of 200 precincts reporting (8:22 pm): John Bryant – 63.36%. Jeff Cruden – 36.64%.

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North Carolina Police Using Fake 911 Calls

Indy Week’s John Tucker has uncovered an amazing story of Durham Police claiming fake 911 calls in order to gain entry into people’s homes to conduct illegal searches, seizures, and ultimately arrests. The story has been picked up by the Washington Post. So far I haven’t seen any other local reporting about this practice, which…

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