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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.
Your Vote May Change How Courts Are Run in North Carolina
Your Vote May Change How Courts Are Run in North Carolina Howard Kurtz - 10/3/2014 Voters going to the polls in November will have the opportunity to do more than just elect officials - they will also be voting on whether to change how trials are conducted in superior court. But that isn't to say that who you are voting for isn't also important, in light of some changes to how Court of Appeals and Supreme Court judges fund their campaigns.
Tenacious Raleigh DWI Lawyer Mounts Tough Defense amid Tough Laws
Tenacious Raleigh DWI Lawyer Mounts Tough Defense amid Tough Laws Howard Kurtz - 10/2/2014 Nine months after his drunk driving stint, Justin Bieber plead guilty to DWI charges and settled with a plea that involved a $50,000 donation to charity.
Seasoned Raleigh Lawyer Defends Clients in Racially Motivated Arrests
Seasoned Raleigh Lawyer Defends Clients in Racially Motivated Arrests Howard Kurtz - 10/1/2014 You have the right to refuse or consent to a search. Just sign here. Durham recently joined the ranks of several North Carolina towns and cities in requiring police to put consent searches in writing. The decision by the city council came in response to racially motivated arrests, which have widened the rift between police and the community for years. Consent forms stood out among 34 recommendations put forward by the city's Human Relations Commission.
Raleigh Lawyer Never Got Invited to the “Party Mansion”, Now It’s Been Sold!
Raleigh Lawyer Never Got Invited to the “Party Mansion”, Now It’s Been Sold! Howard Kurtz - 9/10/2014 The 15,224 square-foot gray and white manor was recently sold to a local business owner for $1 million, which is way below the original price of $2.9 million. The house got its dubious name due to the lavish and rowdy parties its former owner, Claude Verbal II, used to host. For the Wake County Superior Court, however, the late night drinking, explicit music, and illicit behavior had to stop.
DWI Arrests are up nearly 90% in 2014 according to Raleigh DWI Lawyer, Howard Kurtz
DWI Arrests are up nearly 90% in 2014 according to Raleigh DWI Lawyer, Howard Kurtz Howard Kurtz - 9/9/2014 Since the formation of the Raleigh Police Department's five-man DWI squad, the number of drivers arrested for drunk driving almost doubled from 794 during the first half of 2013 to an impressive 1,484 during the same period in 2014. As a result, fatalities dropped by more than 80 percent, from 12 deaths during the first half of 2013 to just 2 over the same period in 2014.
21 Turns 30 - Raleigh DWI Lawyer Discusses the Minimum Drinking Age
21 Turns 30 - Raleigh DWI Lawyer Discusses the Minimum Drinking Age Howard Kurtz - 8/27/2014 July 17, 1984 marked a milestone for the country. It was on this day that President Ronald Reagan signed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, setting the minimum drinking age in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to 21. As a result, traffic fatalities and injuries dropped significantly over the years following its enactment, saving an estimated 900 lives annually.