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June 2014 Archives

State vs Williams NC Court Of Appeals June 17, 2014

Attorneys have been arguing NCGS 20-139.1 that the failure of the CMPD property sheet to list everyone in the chain of custody - along with a description of the material & statement that the material was delivered in essentially the same condition as received - should preclude admission of the blood test. Sometimes, if not often, getting overruled when the judge says it goes to the weight not admissibility.

When can police search your cellphone? Supreme Court weighs in

The United States Supreme Court issued an important decision recently concerning cellphone searches by police during an arrest. Because the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over the entire country, the decision will affect how these searches are conducted here in North Carolina.

Golf cart driver facing felony charges after run-in at US Open

It may sound like the opening line of a joke, but in fact it's a true story and a serious one at that: A man is facing felony charges in North Carolina after allegedly driving a golf cart over a state trooper's foot at the U.S. Open. The golf car driver has been charged with impaired driving and a number of other offenses in connection with the incident.

UNC freshman facing larceny charges after alleged jewelry theft

An incoming freshman football signee with the University of North Carolina has been arrested and charged with felony larceny after allegedly stealing more than $50,000 worth of jewelry and watches from an acquaintance. According to news reports on the story, the 18-year-old returned the items to their owner and turned himself in to the authorities. 

Don't rely on rules of thumb to avoid drunk driving charges

When it comes to deciding whether it is safe to drive after consuming alcohol, many people count drinks per hour or rely on other rules of thumb to estimate their likely levels of impairment. In other cases, people simply rely on how they feel. Unfortunately, however, these methods are unreliable at best and relying on them can easily result in impaired driving charges for people who sincerely thought they were sober enough to drive.

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