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Contributory Negligence Law in North Carolina

Involved in an Accident in North Carolina? Contributory Negligence Law in NC and Personal Injury Law in Other Jurisdictions Contributory Negligence Let’s say you are involved in a car accident in North Carolina. You are injured and expect that you will be compensated for your injuries even if you were found partially…

NC Drivers With a CDL Cannot Be Punished Twice

Driver Holding CDL Cannot be Punished Twice for NC DWI In a recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals on January 15, 2013 in State v. McKenzie, the court held that a person who possesses a North Carolina commercial driver’s license (CDL) cannot be punished twice by having their CDL…

The Best Opinion Ever

Simply the Best Criminal Law Opinion Ever Written We all learned back in elementary school that speed equals distance over time, right? Driving at 70 mph means that over the course of an hour, you travel 70 miles. In mathematical terms, speed equals distance travelled divided by time elapsed [speed =…

What To Do If Investigated: Press Release Article

Our Raleigh Criminal lawyers released an Article on PRWeb highlighting our video about what to do if police are investigating you. Check out our article and f you haven’t watched the video before, take a moment to watch it now. Studies reveal that over 2,000 people who were later exonerated were convicted and…

Labor Day Means DWI Danger

Labor Day is on Monday and everyone who gets to celebrate is undoubtedly looking forward to it. While a lot of us get to enjoy the day off, law enforcement will be working hard. The police and the highway patrol will be out in full force. North Carolina will be…

Drinking and Riding

Typically, people think of cars when it comes to DWIs. While driving automobiles are the most common way to get a DWI, you can really drive almost anything and be charged with driving while impaired. The impaired driving statute uses the term vehicle. Vehicle is defined as “every vehicle self-propelled” to run…