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A Move-Related Thank You
A Move-Related Thank You Howard Kurtz - 12/6/2013 Kurtz and Blum's recent move has been a big success and we'd like to give credit where credit is due.
Fifty Shades of Display: How the N.C. Legislature Hopes to Use Colored License Plates to Shame DWI Defendants
Fifty Shades of Display: How the N.C. Legislature Hopes to Use Colored License Plates to Shame DWI Defendants Howard Kurtz - 4/19/2013 The North Carolina Legislature seems to be caught in a time warp. A new proposed law would take people convicted of DWIs back to the days when public humiliation was used to punish.
Cops, DWIs, and Videotape: Proposed N.C. law would require police to record DWI arrests from start to finish.
Cops, DWIs, and Videotape: Proposed N.C. law would require police to record DWI arrests from start to finish. Howard Kurtz - 4/3/2013 Proposed legislation would require all stages of a DWI arrest to be videoed, but does the bill go far enough? Lawyers question why in 2013, all police cars aren't already equipped with dashboard cameras.
The Best Opinion Ever
The Best Opinion Ever Howard Kurtz - 10/8/2012 The Court in United States v Sowards lays down the law when it comes to whether an officer can use an unsupported guess whether someone is speeding a few miles over the limit. This is one of the best and most amusing opinions ever. Here are some of the highlights.
What To Do If Investigated: Press Release Article
What To Do If Investigated: Press Release Article Howard Kurtz - 9/19/2012 See what our Raleigh criminal lawyers have to say about what you should do if you are investigated by the police. Did you know that over 2,000 people have been completely exonerated since 1989? Can you imagine they did 10,000 years in prison for crimes they didn't commit?
Labor Day Means DWI Danger
Labor Day Means DWI Danger Howard Kurtz - 8/30/2012 License checkpoints and DWI roadblocks will be all over Wake County this Labor Day. Be careful before driving if you have had anything to drink. Read about what you can expect from the big DWI "Booze it and Lose it" campaign.
Media and Public Harsh on Judge for Doing the Right Thing
Media and Public Harsh on Judge for Doing the Right Thing Howard Kurtz - 8/23/2012 When Judge Fox entered a judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) in a felony hit and run case, the public and the media were inappropriately critical.
Contrary to Popular Opinion, Drinking and Driving Is Not a Crime
Contrary to Popular Opinion, Drinking and Driving Is Not a Crime Seth Blum - 8/16/2012 Did you know that drinking and driving is perfectly legal in North Carolina?

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