Category Archives: Criminal Law

Topics ranging from resisting the police to sex offender registration covered here.

Tragic Timing on New Safety Law

Effective October 1, 2012 – North Carolina’s Move Over Law was extended to cover Highway and Utility Workers. Previously only applied to Emergency Vehicles on the side of the road, the new law is extended to cover utility and road maintenance … Continue reading

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Guilford County to Introduce DWI Task Force

Guilford County has received a grant to establish a DWI task force. The funding, from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, will create 3 new positions in the Sheriff’s department and 2 in the High Point police department. The city of Greensboro did … Continue reading

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Ask A Lawyer: Is Requesting My Lawyer Resisting an Officer?

Question: I was recently at a party that got broken up when police came. They ticketed a lot of us for underage drinking. One of the officers kept asking me questions, and I kept saying “I’m not talking to you … Continue reading

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Pay Your Money and Don’t Run

The North Carolina state legislature is currently considering what might be viewed as a “sit and wait” bill. Right now, counties are allowed to run their own pre-trial release programs. This means each county decides if it wants to use … Continue reading

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Ask A Lawyer: Driving Drunk to Avoid a Wreck

Question: I was leaving a party some friends late one night. It was my car, but I was too      drunk to drive, so I had a sober friend drive. We started fighting, she stopped the car in the … Continue reading

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Who Sees Your DNA?

Presumption of innocence. It’s the basis for many trials in this country and sometimes the only thing between a defendant and a conviction. When that is threatened, what do we do? Unfortunately, this is becoming the case in some states. … Continue reading

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Ask A Lawyer: Getting My License Back

Question: 2008 and 2009 were bad years for me driving. While I was in college I was charged with an underage DWI, a speeding, and a Driving While License Revoked. I also had a Failure To Appear, since I was 3 … Continue reading

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