Criminal Defense Blog

N.C. Supreme Court to Rule on Racial Justice Act Cases
N.C. Supreme Court to Rule on Racial Justice Act Cases Howard Kurtz - 4/17/2014 The Racial Justice Act may be dead, but the lawsuits filed under it aren't yet. That could change depending on what the N.C. Supreme Court has to say on the subject.
The Lawyer's Guide to Pet Care
The Lawyer's Guide to Pet Care Howard Kurtz - 4/11/2014 We here at Kurtz and Blum love our pets, and we want other pet owners to be aware of the legal responsibilities of owning an animal. Here is a brief overview of state and local laws affecting pet ownership.
New Trial in the Jason Young Case
New Trial in the Jason Young Case Howard Kurtz - 4/4/2014 In a recent ruling by the N.C. Court of Appeals, Jason Young was granted a new trial in the death of his wife, Michelle Young. This decision comes on the heels of Brad Cooper being granted a new trial.
Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Reports on the Guilty Verdict of Amanda Hayes
Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Reports on the Guilty Verdict of Amanda Hayes Howard Kurtz - 3/3/2014 The Wake County court sentenced one-time actress Amanda Hayes for second-degree murder. According to a report from Anne Blythe of NewsObserver.com:
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You in Child Abuse Cases
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You in Child Abuse Cases Howard Kurtz - 2/7/2014 People who choose to be parents take on a big responsibility. It's a tough job. Sometimes, well-intentioned parents can end up in front of a judge on child abuse charges. What are you supposed to do when that happens? Howard Kurtz breaks down two common child-related misdemeanors and offers some helpful advice.
Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Comments on a Major White Collar Fraud Case
Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Comments on a Major White Collar Fraud Case Howard Kurtz - 2/3/2014 A $2-million mansion in the Wake-Durham County Line lies mostly in ruins today, its owner now in prison after pleading guilty to real estate fraud. Graffiti littered the broken walls, wood boards barricaded the windows and doorways, and a layer of rubble covered the floor. This was the house that “bank and wire fraud built.”
SCRAMbling for change: Tools to mitigate consequences in serious DWI cases
SCRAMbling for change: Tools to mitigate consequences in serious DWI cases Howard Kurtz - 1/31/2014 Sentencing for grossly aggravated DWIs can be harsh, but Howard Kurtz talks about some ways to potentially avoid jail time.
Believe It: Pop Star Justin Bieber Arrested For Driving While Impaired
Believe It: Pop Star Justin Bieber Arrested For Driving While Impaired Howard Kurtz - 1/24/2014 Looking for an actual attorney's opinion on the Justin Bieber arrest? Look no further! Kurtz and Blum's own Howard Kurtz breaks down the case that has made headlines this week.
Cooper PDR Denied
Cooper PDR Denied Howard Kurtz - 1/24/2014 The Supreme Court of North Carolina has denied the State's motion to revisit the Court of Appeals ruling overturning Brad Cooper's conviction. Thus, Cooper will receive a new trial!
A Raleigh Criminal Lawyer’s Challenge: Is Fido’s Sniff Performance Up To Snuff?
A Raleigh Criminal Lawyer’s Challenge: Is Fido’s Sniff Performance Up To Snuff? Howard Kurtz - 1/3/2014 When a police canine sniffs you out as a drug carrier, there’s really nothing else to do but to leave your fate in the hands of a credible criminal lawyer.