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Divorce Lawyer Discusses AshleyMadison Hack
Divorce Lawyer Discusses AshleyMadison Hack Katy Graham - 8/19/2015 Raleigh divorce attorney discusses AshleyMadison.com hack.
Expunction Law Expanded and Strengthened
Expunction Law Expanded and Strengthened Howard Kurtz - 8/13/2015 North Carolina will now automatically expunge charges that were due to mistaken identity. No longer will expunction be limited to once in a lifetime if the charge was due to mistaken identity
Back to School Blog
Back to School Blog Howard Kurtz - 8/7/2015 With the warm days of summer quickly drawing to a close, it's that time of year again. Thousands of students from all around the Triangle area will be headed back to school in the next few weeks. While many people consider the cost of school supplies and packing lunches for the kids, not everyone may consider the crimes that become more common during the school year.
General Assembly Moves Forward on New Execution Law
General Assembly Moves Forward on New Execution Law Howard Kurtz - 7/31/2015 North Carolina has gone nine years without an execution and it seems that state lawmakers want to bring this era to an end. The proposed "Restoring Proper Justice Act" seems poised to make its way into law, and with it, a new period of capital punishment in N.C.
Bill to Help Hospital Employees May Hurt the Mentally Ill
Bill to Help Hospital Employees May Hurt the Mentally Ill Howard Kurtz - 7/24/2015 Hospital employees have it tough - long hours and stressful conditions are the norm. But did you know that they also face the highest number of incidents of work-related violence of any type of profession? A new North Carolina law makes it a felony to assault a hospital worker while on hospital grounds. Yet there could be unintended consequences to these actions.
Criminal Lawyer: Legal Help for Serious Felonies like Armed Robbery
Criminal Lawyer: Legal Help for Serious Felonies like Armed Robbery Howard Kurtz - 7/22/2015 A group of three armed men pulled a daring heist in Raleigh, NC’s Walnut Creek Amphitheater last month in broad daylight. According to an article from The News & Observer, the men made off with half a million dollars in cash moments after they made their way into the business office, pointing guns at the employees as they went.
Personal Injury Lawyer: Filing a Wrongful Death Suit against Drag Racers
Personal Injury Lawyer: Filing a Wrongful Death Suit against Drag Racers Howard Kurtz - 7/20/2015 Drag races can sometimes claim innocent lives. Despite all the risks involved and the danger it poses to bystanders, illegal drag racing is still a common headline in the news. Just last month, an illegal drag race that took place outside of Raleigh in Johnston County resulted in the deaths of four people and severe injury to three others.
DWI Lawyer Discusses the Consequences of Underage Drinking
DWI Lawyer Discusses the Consequences of Underage Drinking Howard Kurtz - 7/17/2015 Raleigh, NC residents Charles and Kimberly Matthews never expected their daughter’s wedding in the summer of last year to be followed by tragedy. They were simply enjoying the wedding reception at home with their friends and families. Unfortunately, a few underage guests got drunk during the party, and one of them—Jonathon Gregory Taylor, a friend of their teenaged son—crashed his car, ending his life.
Raleigh Lawyer Ponders the Fate of Offenders After Obama’s Visit to Prison
Raleigh Lawyer Ponders the Fate of Offenders After Obama’s Visit to Prison Howard Kurtz - 7/15/2015 President Obama headed to the El Reno federal prison on July 16th as part of his two-day visit in Oklahoma—a historical move since it was the first time for any sitting president to visit a federal correctional facility.
Ignition Interlock Legislation Should be a Non-Starter
Ignition Interlock Legislation Should be a Non-Starter Howard Kurtz - 7/10/2015 DWI convictions are already painful, costing defendants time, money and effort to overcome. North Carolina is one of the tougher states in the nation when dealing with DWI cases. Yet once again, lawmakers are trying to make things even more difficult for people convicted of the charge. Proposed legislation would make it mandatory for everyone convicted of DWI in N.C. to have an interlock device installed in their vehicle.