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Tips to Stay Safe During the Busy Holiday Travel Season

Posted by Josh Valentine | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

While many people enjoy spending holidays with family and friends, the increased car travel and consumption of alcohol make the roadways especially precarious. This means your chances of being involved in a car accident increases during this time of year. North Carolina Car Accident Statistics ...

How to Prepare & Stay Safe this Memorial Holiday Weekend

Posted by Blake Caulder | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer, is only a few days away. Traveling during the Memorial Day weekend requires patience. Even so, it is crucial to remember to stay safe on the roads. With so many drivers in a rush simultaneously, there is an increased likelihood of accidents or vehicle...

Arcades and Robbery in Charlotte, NC

Posted by Josh Valentine | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

There was a recent robbery in Mecklenburg County involving an arcade and an attempted murder. On May 2nd, robbers entered Buster's Arcade along U.S. Highway 29, armed with an AR-15 and a handgun. The two proceeded into the arcade while threatening patrons with gunfire if they did not listen to th...

Crime and Parental Rights in North Carolina

Posted by Josh Valentine | May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Charges restricting a parent's access to his or her child is a life-changing event. When this occurs, anger and sadness are just a few emotions that can occur. Restrictions usually follow if a parent has committed some crime. There are, however, ways to protect yourself in cases where your rights...

Should I Fight My Speeding Ticket?

Posted by Josh Valentine | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Getting a speeding ticket can ruin your day. In most cases, a ticket can result in substantial fines, points on your driving record, and an increase in insurance premiums. If you have multiple traffic violations, you may even face the temporary loss of your drivers license. What if you disagree ...

How Can a Refusal Help or Hurt Your DWI Case?

Posted by Josh Valentine | Mar 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

In North Carolina, all drivers on the road are subject to the states implied consent law. This means that by hitting the open road, you automatically give your consent to submit to chemical testing if a police officer believes that you are driving while impaired. While you still have the right t...

How Does a Prosecutor Prove You Criminally Trespassed?

Posted by Josh Valentine | Feb 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Owning property comes with many benefits. One of those benefits is to enjoy the exclusive use of that property without infringement from the outside world. If you enter or remain on another persons property without permission, you face both criminal and civil charges for trespassing. What will t...

What to Do If You've Been Involved in a Hit & Run

Posted by Blake Caulder | Feb 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

The number of hit and run accidents in North Carolina have been rising over the past decade. In 2016, there were approximately 15,000 hit and run accidents in the state. The aftermath of any traffic accident can be incredibly overwhelming. When the at-fault driver flees the scene of an accident, ...

Hearsay Exception Gives Voice to the Voiceless

Posted by Josh Valentine | Dec 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

Domestic violence cases can be incredibly complex. Dismissal rates are staggering, as people who are involved in disputes with intimate partners and/or family members are often uncooperative (due to various, intricate aspects of domestic violence) or are bound by spousal privilege laws. Although...

Carpenter v. U.S. - Supreme Court Agrees to Hear a Case that Could Affect Criminal Defense in a Technologically Advanced Age. Part I: the Case

Posted by Josh Valentine | Nov 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two hundred years before cell phones, the founding fathers enacted the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to protect our citizens privacy. After suffering and escaping the Kings “general” search and seizure activities without any warrants, much less probable cause, the colonies stood aga...

State Authorities Using Drones for Crash Reconstruction

Posted by Josh Valentine | Oct 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

When a large auto accident occurs on North Carolina highways, it is the duty of state troopers to take pictures and make measurements in an effort to determine what happened. No matter how much manpower is present on the scene of an accident, it oftentimes takes a number of hours and sometimes da...

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