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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.
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.
Experienced Raleigh Lawyer Says DWI Not the End of the World
Experienced Raleigh Lawyer Says DWI Not the End of the World Howard Kurtz - 2/4/2015 A former Assistant District Attorney in Buncombe County got his job back after spending more than six years rebuilding his reputation. According to a Citizen-Times story that ran on January 6, District Attorney Todd Williams rehired Rodney Hasty, who had been an assistant under former D.A. Ron Moore, in an inspiring tale of redemption.
Do Raleigh DWI Lawyers Offer A Family Plan?
Do Raleigh DWI Lawyers Offer A Family Plan? Howard Kurtz - 2/3/2015 What are the odds of a father and his son sharing a jail cell for the night due to drunk driving? Probably not very common, but that’s exactly what happened to Eric Sr. and Eric Darrell Eddings recently. In mid-January Asheville police arrested them within 35 minutes of each other. Eric Sr. was arrested along South French Broad Avenue at 12:25 a.m., while his son followed along McDowell Street at 1:00 a.m. Their blood alcohol levels registered at 0.15 and 0.08, respectively.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Discusses Getting Arrested Twice in the Same Day for DWI
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Discusses Getting Arrested Twice in the Same Day for DWI Howard Kurtz - 1/13/2015 Last December, an Asheville woman joined 22 other drivers arrested for DWI in Buncombe County as part of North Carolina's holiday campaign called "Booze It & Lose It." The program is now on its 20th year of upholding road safety. This incident sheds some light on a rare, but serious issue of being arrested twice in the same day for DWI.
Financial Strain Threatens Effectiveness of Criminal Court System
Financial Strain Threatens Effectiveness of Criminal Court System Howard Kurtz - 1/9/2015 When it comes to paying for state programs and services, there is no such thing as an unlimited budget. North Carolina legislators routinely have to weigh how to allocate funds to keep the state operating. One of the sectors laboring under budget cuts is the criminal court system. While sacrifices must sometimes be made for the greater good, the current operating budget for state courts is currently untenable.
Body of Evidence Supports Body Cameras for Police
Body of Evidence Supports Body Cameras for Police Howard Kurtz - 12/19/2014 When it comes to going to court for many minor offenses, an officer's word has long been law. Contrary to what many defendants believe, an officer's account of criminal activity is often enough to result in a criminal conviction. That's well enough for low-level crimes, but what about more serious offense like domestic violence or DWI? Are words alone enough then? Thanks to the increasing popularity of body cameras in police departments across the country, soon that may change.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Talks About the Other Repercussions of a DWI Conviction
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Talks About the Other Repercussions of a DWI Conviction Howard Kurtz - 12/1/2014 The town manager of Zebulon, NC town is at risk of being dismissed from his post after his second DWI arrest.
Why Hiring a Local Attorney is a Good Idea
Why Hiring a Local Attorney is a Good Idea Howard Kurtz - 11/7/2014 No one likes the idea of having to deal with a criminal charge. Even fewer like the idea of paying their hard earned money to a lawyer to help them out. Yet the worst time to pinch pennies is when you find yourself facing criminal charges. Here are four reasons to hire a local attorney to help you with your legal difficulties.
Dashboard Cameras Are Only Useful If Attorneys Have Access To The Videos
Dashboard Cameras Are Only Useful If Attorneys Have Access To The Videos Howard Kurtz - 10/17/2014 Dashboard cameras are some of the most recognized pieces of police technology to the general public, and yet, not all local agencies make videos captured by their dash cams available to attorneys. This can make it difficult for attorneys to fully advise their clients when considering a trial or plea. It also makes it harder to preserve evidence, since police departments don't keep dash cam footage forever.