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Raleigh DWI Lawyer Discusses Dishonest Deputy's Dismissal
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Discusses Dishonest Deputy's Dismissal Howard Kurtz - 4/14/2016 Over 100 DWIs were dismissed in Wake County because a Deputy lied repeatedly on the witness stand. A Raleigh DWI Lawyer explores whether action taken against the deputy goes far enough.
Multiple, Pending DWI Charges Are Not That Uncommon in NC According to this Raleigh DWI Lawyer
Multiple, Pending DWI Charges Are Not That Uncommon in NC According to this Raleigh DWI Lawyer Howard Kurtz - 3/9/2016 Recently, a 61 year-old woman was arrested on Interstate 40 in Buncombe County and was charged with DWI. Curiously, she was not facing this single charge, but has five additional DWI charges pending, four in McDowell County and one in Burke County. The oldest one dates back to 2014. She was even charged with DWI on two consecutive days.
Response to Raleigh Police Department's Video on Traffic Stop Etiquette
Response to Raleigh Police Department's Video on Traffic Stop Etiquette Howard Kurtz - 1/29/2016 If you have interacted with a police officer recently, chances are it was due to a traffic stop. Knowing the proper way to interact with police is important and there are many misconceptions about what to do. In the hopes of dispelling some of those misconceptions, the Raleigh police Department released a video about traffic stops. Unfortunately, even they got some things wrong.
Repeat DUI Offenders can Have it Worse, Says a Raleigh DUI Attorney
Repeat DUI Offenders can Have it Worse, Says a Raleigh DUI Attorney Howard Kurtz - 1/27/2016 Nine years ago, 18-year-old Christopher John Palmeri was found to have been under the influence of alcohol when he crashed and killed a Wakefield High School student. He then pled guilty for manslaughter and was sentenced to five months in jail, five years on probation, and 300 hours in community service. After the sentence was handed down Palmeri swore to turn his life around.
A Raleigh DWI Lawyer Explains the Concept of “Low Blow” in DWI Cases
A Raleigh DWI Lawyer Explains the Concept of “Low Blow” in DWI Cases Howard Kurtz - 12/18/2015 Everyone is subject to DWI arrest if the police finds probable cause that you have been driving while under the influence of alcohol.
A Note on "Wet Reckless" Reductions for DWIs
A Note on "Wet Reckless" Reductions for DWIs Howard Kurtz - 12/4/2015 In years past, it was possible for certain offenders charged with Driving While Impaired to have their cases reduced to something like Careless & Reckless Driving. This type of reduction, known by some as a "Wet Reckless," has not been possible for decades. But is that the proper way to deal with all DWIs?
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Supports the “Talk it Out” Campaign Sponsored by the ABC Commission
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Supports the “Talk it Out” Campaign Sponsored by the ABC Commission Howard Kurtz - 11/30/2015 It has been a few months since a 20-year-old former UNC student, Chandler Kania, faced charges of 2nd degree murder after a head-on collision on I-85, but the fight against underage drinking goes on.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Strongly Advises Minors to Never Drink and Drive
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Strongly Advises Minors to Never Drink and Drive Howard Kurtz - 9/18/2015 In the U.S., the average age for girls to have their first drink is 13. For boys, it’s 11. The appalling nature of these numbers is compounded by the fact that young people who drink tend to have no control over their alcohol consumption, much less their actions. As such, they become more vulnerable to serious alcohol-related traffic accidents. A Raleigh DWI lawyer sheds light on a recent incident that highlighted the risks of irresponsible consumption.
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.