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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.
Thinning the Blood
Thinning the Blood Howard Kurtz - 4/10/2015 It's no secret that if someone is arrested for a DWI will generally be asked to submit to chemical testing of their breath. Folks may also be aware that under certain circumstances, police are able to draw blood from suspects in order to prove DWI. This is an overview of chemical analysis via blood testing in DWIs.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer: North Carolina DWI Laws Are About to Get Tougher
Raleigh DWI Lawyer: North Carolina DWI Laws Are About to Get Tougher Howard Kurtz - 3/30/2015 North Carolina’s DWI laws are notably among the toughest in the nation. The Tar Heel State may be a tobacco-friendly state, but when it comes to drinking and driving, your actions may land you in a whole lot of legal trouble and in need of the services of a smart Raleigh DWI attorney.
Another Level of Aggravation: What You Should Know About the Most Serious DWI Sentence in North Carolina
Another Level of Aggravation: What You Should Know About the Most Serious DWI Sentence in North Carolina Howard Kurtz - 3/27/2015 On December 1, 2011, DWI sentencing in North Carolina changed. That is the day "Laura's Law" took effect. Intending to punish repeat offenders more harshly, the law created a new sentencing level and a new layer of complication to DWI litigation. The law has been around for over 3 years, but many drivers still aren't fully aware of its existence, or about what impact it could have on their DWI sentence.
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.