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Over the years, law enforcement officials have intensified efforts to crack down on individuals driving while impaired (DWI) by relying on Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Police officers who become certified DREs evaluate drivers suspected of being impaired by drugs by applying a 12-step process; aside from impairment, their skillset supposedly lets…

Five football players from North Carolina State University (NCSU) will not be charged with sexual assault, following an investigation into allegations raised against them earlier this year. “Our office has undertaken a detailed review of the information provided from the investigation by North Carolina State University police,” said Wake County District…

Insights into the Supreme Court’s Newest Session

The October 2017 session of the United States Supreme Court began on Monday, October 2. The Supreme Court returns in full force with Neil Gorsuch taking the seat of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia’s seat remained empty for almost a year. This term is set to be one of the…

Your Rights Regarding Breathalyzer Tests in NC

While many people think that police officers seldom run afoul of the law, the reality is that they are simply regular folks just like you and I. But, one advantage they have is their intimate knowledge of the laws in North Carolina. Recently, a Randolph County sheriff’s deputy was arrested…

When Can Child Custody be Modified?

The saying “nothing lasts forever” can be true for many things, including child custody. Once a permanent custody order is put into place, that does not mean it is there forever and it is important to remember that it can be modified. As a very experienced child custody lawyer in Raleigh, I…

Divorce and Retirement Accounts

A divorce is an especially trying and emotional time for anyone. Unfortunately, for those with significant or substantial financial assets, the process is even more confusing and potentially stressful. As a Raleigh divorce attorney, I see firsthand the effects that divorce can have on the financial well-being of a couple, especially those…