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Another Level of Aggravation: What You Should Know About the Most Serious DWI Sentence in North Carolina
Another Level of Aggravation: What You Should Know About the Most Serious DWI Sentence in North Carolina Howard Kurtz - 3/27/2015 On December 1, 2011, DWI sentencing in North Carolina changed. That is the day "Laura's Law" took effect. Intending to punish repeat offenders more harshly, the law created a new sentencing level and a new layer of complication to DWI litigation. The law has been around for over 3 years, but many drivers still aren't fully aware of its existence, or about what impact it could have on their DWI sentence.
Another Dead Inmate At Central Prison
Another Dead Inmate At Central Prison Howard Kurtz - 3/20/2015 During a routine inmate count at Raleigh's Central Prison, alleged murderer Edward Watson Campbell was found with a bedsheet wrapped around his neck, a suicide attempt that led to his death later in the day. Campbell was being held at Central Prison pending trial. This is the second time in a year that an inmate has died under suspicious circumstances in Central Prison. Could better mental health care have made a difference in these two cases?
Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Says Stealing While Wearing a GPS Device is a Bad Idea
Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Says Stealing While Wearing a GPS Device is a Bad Idea Howard Kurtz - 3/12/2015 The main purposes of parole are to protect the safety of the citizens and to ensure that the offender is ready to go back to the community. During the process, the offender will be released from prison with some parole conditions after serving most of his sentence, and will continue it by reintegrating back to the community. He/she will still be supervised during the release to check if the parole conditions are being met as best as the offender could.
“Frivolous Lawsuits” in the Eyes of a Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer
“Frivolous Lawsuits” in the Eyes of a Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Lynn Prather - 3/12/2015 When people hear the term “frivolous lawsuit,” many just assume that the case is without merit and the claim is absurd. However, in the eyes of an experienced Raleigh personal injury lawyer, those “frivolous lawsuits” aren’t always ridiculous. In many cases, the plaintiff has every right to pursue a claim.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer: Drinking & Driving Don’t Mix, especially with Trains
Raleigh DWI Lawyer: Drinking & Driving Don’t Mix, especially with Trains Howard Kurtz - 3/10/2015 Did you know that an 8-car passenger train traveling at 80 mph needs about a mile before it will finally grind to a complete halt?
Is Free Advice Always Good Advice? A Raleigh Lawyer Tries to Explain
Is Free Advice Always Good Advice? A Raleigh Lawyer Tries to Explain Howard Kurtz - 3/9/2015 While reputable Raleigh law firms like Kurtz & Blum charge a reasonable rate for their services, they often offer some preliminary services for free, like the initial consultation and case evaluation. In special cases, lawyers may provide their services for free (also known as pro bono) or a reduced fee to certain organizations, charities or people with very limited means.
Justice for None: The Impracticality and Inhumanity of the Death Penalty
Justice for None: The Impracticality and Inhumanity of the Death Penalty Howard Kurtz - 2/27/2015 You can be legally sentenced to die for your crimes in 32 American states, including North Carolina. Although public support for the death penalty is declining, the majority of states still practice capital punishment. In this week's blog, we'll explore the reasons why capital punishment needs to go extinct.
A Closer Look at Voluntary Dismissal with Leave
A Closer Look at Voluntary Dismissal with Leave Howard Kurtz - 2/20/2015 Old cases don't die, but they do fade away and off the active docket at North Carolina courthouses. While some people may forget to go to court and then forget that they have a pending case, this does not mean that the case vanishes. Older, unresolved cases slip into a special status known as "voluntary dismissal with leave." What does that mean? Read further to find out.
Death Penalty Procedures Under Review
Death Penalty Procedures Under Review Howard Kurtz - 2/13/2015 One of the most controversial aspects of crime and punishment in the United States is the death penalty. Abolished in most other countries across the globe, capital punishment is never the less the law of the land in a majority of U.S. States. With pharmaceutical companies banning the sale of lethal injection drugs to states that allow capital punishment and in the shadow of three botched executions in the last year, the U.S. Supreme Court will be examining lethal injections in April.
Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Deals with Aftermath of Road Accidents
Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Deals with Aftermath of Road Accidents Howard Kurtz - 2/5/2015 Parents with full-time jobs typically entrust their child’s safety to the bus driver since they are unable to take the little ones to school. It is then the bus driver’s duty to see to it that the kids arrive in school and get home from school safely at all times.