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Prescription Drug Crimes


In Pitt County alone, 10.6 billion opioid pills were prescribed in 2016.  Studies show around 50 percent of Americans, approximately 119 million people are on prescription drugs. According to a federal survey, about 16 percent of prescribed drugs are abused and misused. The prescription drug problem in America is growing every year, and has now […]

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Underage Drinking, Zero Tolerance and DWI


The summer season provides thousands of young people a sun-soaked break from classes and daily responsibilities. During this time of the year, the coastal and southern parts of the United States are flocked by energetic youth interested in nothing but a good time. While this is a great opportunity to relax and engage in fun […]

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Tax Season Crimes


It’s tax season. Which means many people in America are sifting through statements, receipts, and documents from the past year. This process, which can be very tedious, is one of the most important times of the year. Annually, this period sparks thousands of tax-related criminal charges. Examples of these crimes are embezzlement, money laundering, bribery, […]

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Magistrate’s Order for DWI Does Not Toll Statute of Limitations


In State v. Turner, *** N.C. App. ***, 793 S.E.2d 287 (2016), filed 6 December 2016, the Court of Appeals held that a Magistrate’s Order for DWI did not toll the two-year statute of limitations in G.S. § 15-1.  The Court concluded that the trial court erred when it denied defendant’s motion to dismiss when […]

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NC Traffic Tickets: 3 Harmful Consequences


If you drive long enough, it’s just a matter of time before you’re stopped by an officer and issued that dreaded traffic ticket. Your encounter with the officer will only last a few minutes before you’ll be allowed to continue on your way. During this interaction, the officer will advise that you can pay off […]

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Holiday Season Brings More DWI Checkpoints


While the holidays bring joy, happiness, and celebrations, they also bring an increase in travel and alcohol/drug consumption. The increase in travel and celebrations creates the perfect storm for a greater number of people who are Driving While Impaired (DWI). To combat this storm, law enforcement increases its presence and enforcement efforts. Part of that […]

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DWI – Developing Probable Cause To Arrest


The Driving While Impaired (DWI) arrest process involves three Phases. Each Phase is designed to help the investigating officer identify and gather evidence to determine whether there is probable cause to arrest the driver for DWI. These three Phases have been developed and designed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Phase One – Vehicle […]

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4 Tips for Choosing a DWI Lawyer


Know What You Need When looking for a lawyer to come to your defense, figure out exactly what you need. In the state of North Carolina, the term DWI and DUI cover the same charges. Some of these cases are very complicated and require a lawyer who is knowledgeable and up to date with the […]

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Pulled Over Do’s and Don’ts


Dealing with law enforcement can be very scary and stressful. Being pulled over by law enforcement can be even more stressful. While there is no guarantee that you are being pulled over for a violation, it is best to prepare. Regardless of the reason for being stopped, there are some best practices when it comes […]

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3 Tips When Dealing With Drug Charges


Every drug charge is different, therefore it is not recommended to compare your situation with others. There are many factors that go into the final verdict of each case. These 3 tips when dealing with drug charges will help improve your position in the legal proceedings to come. 1. Get a Lawyer ASAP It is […]

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