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Back to School Blog Howard Kurtz - 8/7/2015 With the warm days of summer quickly drawing to a close, it's that time of year again. Thousands of students from all around the Triangle area will be headed back to school in the next few weeks. While many people consider the cost of school supplies and packing lunches for the kids, not everyone may consider the crimes that become more common during the school year.
New District Attorney Rolls Out New Traffic Ticket Policy
New District Attorney Rolls Out New Traffic Ticket Policy Howard Kurtz - 5/29/2015 Wake County has a reputation for being among the strictest counties in the State of North Carolina when in comes to dealing with traffic offenses. Drivers from Raleigh to Rolesville often found themselves facing harsher punishments than they would in other places. Now, recent changes indicate that Wake County may be lightening up when it comes to traffic offenses.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer: Drinking & Driving Don’t Mix, especially with Trains
Raleigh DWI Lawyer: Drinking & Driving Don’t Mix, especially with Trains Howard Kurtz - 3/10/2015 Did you know that an 8-car passenger train traveling at 80 mph needs about a mile before it will finally grind to a complete halt?
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.
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.
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.
The Trouble with Traffic Tickets
The Trouble with Traffic Tickets Howard Kurtz - 10/30/2014 Most drivers equate a speeding ticket with the inconvenience of going to court and some part of their paycheck going to the courts. Yet for even seemingly minor traffic citations, it can be a good idea for you to seek out the assistance of an attorney. When it comes to traffic matters, sometimes even the smallest rock can start an avalanche of legal troubles.
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.
A Scanner Darkly: New Tracking Technology Comes to Raleigh
A Scanner Darkly: New Tracking Technology Comes to Raleigh Howard Kurtz - 9/26/2014 Although not expressly mentioned in the Constitution, the right to privacy is considered by many to be one of the most fundamental rights we have as American citizens. While technological advancements can make our lives easier, they can also make it easier for our privacy to be infringed upon. When does effective use of technology by law enforcement cross the line?

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