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What are field sobriety tests, and are they accurate?

North Carolina residents suspected of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are usually stopped by police and asked to submit to certain testing. Breath testing is common, but so are the standard field sobriety tests. What are they, and are they accurate?…

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North Carolina woman charged with manslaughter months after crash

On May 7, North Carolina police arrested the woman believed responsible for a car crash that left her with minor injuries and another person in critical condition. At the time, she was charged with a number of traffic violations. Months later, on Dec. 4, the…

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Are you the victim of illegal search and seizure?

At the moment when North Carolina police are knocking at your door, performing a routine traffic stop, asking you questions or demanding to search your property, you may not be thinking too clearly about your rights. You may not feel you have any rights or…

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Teen charged for having a firearm in vehicle on school grounds

Not too far from Charlotte in Union County, a teenage male was recently arrested while at school after a weapon was found in his vehicle during a random search. Thanks to North Carolina laws, this individual is now facing felony charges for having a firearm…

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Arson is a serious property crime in North Carolina

In North Carolina, a property crime is a serious criminal offense. Of all the property crimes that exist, though, arson is considered one of the most significant due to how dangerous it is. Not only is property damaged, but people can be injured as well.…

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Cars of the Future Could Detect Your Blood Alcohol Content

After a long day, you, like many Americans, head out to the bars with friends to relieve some stress. As the evening ends, you head out to your car, believing that those few drinks will not impair your driving. Before you start the engine, you…

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