Traffic Blog

NC Supreme Court Clarifies Expert Opinion Testimony Standards NC has changed the way it admits expert testimony in court. Expert opinions are now to be admitted only by a witnesses qualified as an expert. It is our hope that this will cut down on the junk science currently admitted in our courts.
Supreme Court Erodes Protections Against Bad Police Stops Raleigh criminal lawyer explores the Supreme Court's new perspective on the exclusionary rule.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Discusses Dishonest Deputy's Dismissal 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.
Response to Raleigh Police Department's Video on Traffic Stop Etiquette 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.
N.C. Traffic Stop Data Now More Widely Available The Southern Coalition for Social Justice launched a new website earlier this month with the goal of making it easier to examine data about law enforcement traffic stops in North Carolina. The website is the first of its kind in the nation and has the potential to make it easier to correct racial disparities in law enforcement.
Back to School Blog 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 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 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 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 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.