Police officer stopping blonde woman for DWI.

Can You Get a DWI in a Self-Driving Vehicle?

The idea of “self-driving” vehicles is extremely exciting, like something out of a sci-fi movie. They allow the driver to sit back while the car operates by itself when in self-driving mode. Many are under the impression that “self-driving” vehicles do all the work, allowing you to do what you please while in the car. […]

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Teenager being arrested at a crime scene.

Could My Child Be Charged as an Adult in NC?

As a parent, you do your very best to make sure that your children stay safe, healthy, and out of trouble. You try to instill the best values within them and guide them on the right path to success. But sometimes, your kids make mistakes anyway. Hearing that your child has been arrested can be […]

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Female being tested with a breathalyzer for drugs or alcohol.

Breathalyzer Test Can Detect Levels of Marijuana

More and more states have begun legalizing the use of both medical and recreational marijuana. Subsequently, law enforcement has increasingly concerned itself with discovering new ways to identify any drivers who may be under the influence of and impaired by marijuana and specifically the psychoactive ingredient in it, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Detecting THC in the Body […]

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Policeman with a K-9 unit dog preparing for a search.

What Is the ‘Exclusionary Rule?’

Can illegally obtained evidence be used against you at trial? The simple answer is “no.” When you are charged with a crime, all evidence presented at trial must have been obtained in a legal manner; any illegally obtained evidence may not be presented. This is called the “exclusionary rule.” The exclusionary rule was established as […]

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Couple fighting while child cries in home.

Can Domestic Violence Be Considered a Felony in NC?

Domestic violence is treated very seriously in North Carolina, as it is in every other state. Those charged and convicted of such behavior will receive consequences correlating to the classification of domestic violence: misdemeanor or felony. So how are these classifications identified? Domestic violence includes physical or sexual violence, such as: Pushing Shoving Punching Choking […]

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Opioid pill bottles, often a catalyst for drug addiction

Addiction Proves Serious Problem for North Carolina Residents

Unfortunately, addiction is a reality for millions across the United States, with varying drugs gaining popularity. Recently, opioids are greatly impacting many residents of North Carolina.  Opioids differ from a lot of drugs in that unlike others that are illegal, opioid addiction usually begins because a doctor prescribes an opium-based medication. Although there are now […]

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Couple using the OnMyWay app.

OnMyWay App Hopes to Decrease Distracted Driving

While technology has helped us in many different areas of life, there are areas where it has also caused a negative impact. One such area is the usage of phones contributing to distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017 distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,166 people. The National […]

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Animal Cruelty Is Now a Federal Felony

What animal lovers everywhere have always deemed as horrific is now being held accountable. The recent passage of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act unanimously in the House and the Senate has been signed by President Trump, making acts of animal cruelty a federal felony. Though historically looked at as property, animals are now […]

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Drones Used in Commission of Crimes Also Used to Solve Them

Even though they have only been widely available to the general public for about five years, drones have already undoubtedly made a mark on society. Drones, unmanned, remotely-flow aerial vehicles, have been registered about 1.5 million times in the U.S., accounting for both commercial and recreational uses. This doesn’t even include those that have been […]

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