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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.
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.
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.
About DWI Arrest Quotas in Raleigh and the Need for a Good DWI Lawyer
About DWI Arrest Quotas in Raleigh and the Need for a Good DWI Lawyer Howard Kurtz - 6/22/2015 Police officers have been accused of having either formal or informal quotas regarding the number of DWI arrests they make. This notion has been widely rejected nationwide, North Carolina included. However, North Carolina does not have an anti-quota statute, and certain evidence suggest that such while DWI quotas may not actually exist in the state, there is still plenty of motivation to for police and defense attorneys to make arrests.
Raleigh DWI Attorney Talks About Implied Consent in North Carolina
Raleigh DWI Attorney Talks About Implied Consent in North Carolina Howard Kurtz - 5/27/2015 In North Carolina, if you’re driving then if charged with certain offenses you’ve given the state your “implied consent” to submit to a chemical test to check for the presence of alcohol in your system. You probably would not be surprised to learn that such an offense is known as an “implied-consent offense.”
So When Does DWI = Murder? Raleigh DWI Lawyer Sheds Light on the Matter
So When Does DWI = Murder? Raleigh DWI Lawyer Sheds Light on the Matter Howard Kurtz - 5/8/2015 Drivers charged with DWI have a duty of care to the public, but can they also be charged with murder as a result of a breach of that duty? A Raleigh DWI lawyer explains.