Archive for August 2014

North Carolina Court of Appeals Recalls Townsend

North Carolina’s Court of Appeals recalled State v. Townsend, a decision handed down earlier in the week which seemed to suggest that all a police officer needed in order to arrest someone on suspicion of a DWI was an odor of alcohol and a positive PBT. The decision, which when against prevailing law more fully…

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New Restrictions for Hydrocodone Likely to Increase Criminal Charges

Hydrocodone is a highly addictive painkiller that has become one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States, namely because it had fewer restrictions to be prescribed by doctors than other painkillers. The federal government is in the process of finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicine that contain hydrocodone which would limit…

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Blow and Go – Personal Blood Alcohol (BAC) Testing Devices

Most are familiar with the breathalyzer test given by law enforcement agents, but in recent years various blood alcohol tests have been made for the general public. There are many different products that are now available which claim to inform you of your current level of intoxication. It is important to learn about the potential…

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What Constitutes Fraud in State and Federal Courts?

Fraud cases can be prosecuted in either state or federal courts with the differentiation usually being made by the type of fraud and if the activity had impacts across state or international boundaries. State level fraud charges in North Carolina are usually prosecuted at the felony level, ranging from Class I up to Class C,…

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How Much Does a Raleigh DWI Lawyer Cost?

You’ve gotten a DWI in Raleigh or somewhere else in North Carolina. One of two things are happening right now: 1) You are completely freaking out or 2) You don’t think it’s a big deal. Let’s clarify what you should be feeling. It’s a serious matter in that a DWI conviction can affect your ability…

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Tom Horne’s Laughable Martindale Hubbell Rating

Click to Enlarge – Mark BrnovichI’ve been watching Arizona’s Attorney General race with some interest. Mark Brnovich, a lifelong Republican, former director of the Barry Goldwater Institute Center for Constitutional Governor, former Maricopa County gang prosecutor, former federal prosecutor, former Assistant Attorney General, and former Director of Gaming for Arizona in Governor Jan Brewer’s administration,…

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Arguments to Beat a DWI Charge in NC – Entitlement to a Witness For Your Breathalyzer Test – The Ferguson Motion

In North Carolina, DWI defendants have a number of constitutional and statutory rights to ensure that they are treated fairly and that the government follows required rules and regulations. Sometimes, when these rules aren’t followed by the arresting officer or others involved in the DWI process, a better outcome can be received for a DWI…

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