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Implied consent in North Carolina

One of the most stressful situations for drivers on the road is having the police pull you over. There are many reasons that a police officer may pull someone over, but suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most serious. Because of…

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Search warrants: The need for probable cause

Perhaps you committed a minor traffic offense in North Carolina, and an officer pulled over your vehicle. The officer asks you whether you would consent to a search of your car as the officer believes he or she smells marijuana coming from your vehicle. If…

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Eyewitness testimony is not always accurate

Most people have watched crime shows where the guilty party is picked out of a police lineup by a witness to the crime. The witness’s testimony is used at trial to send the wrongdoer to prison. TV makes it all seem so simple. However, as…

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How to expunge your criminal record in North Carolina

North Carolina recently made some major changes to its expungement legislation. The new law, Senate Bill 445, took effect in December of 2017 and substantially reduces the amount of time you must wait before applying for expungement of your criminal record. Why is that important? Because…

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