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Here's an instructive North Carolina-based tale about videotaping

From the recorded exchange that recently took place between a Wilmington police officer and a North Carolina resident he stopped for allegedly being involved in an illicit drug-related transaction, two things quickly emerged as patently clear.

Know how medication can affect DUI tests

If you are stopped for driving under the influence and the law enforcement officer performs a field sobriety test and you fail, it is highly likely you will be arrested on the spot. In North Carolina, if you are 21 years or older and your blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent or above, you are legally impaired. If you are under 21 years of age and have any alcohol in your bloodstream, then you are legally impaired and should not be driving as the state has a no tolerance policy in place for underage drinking.

The right to timely legal counsel during investigations prior to being charged

The above-posed headline in today's blog post is essentially rhetorical, given that our readers most assuredly know the answer to the question.

Lack of health insurance, mental illness and addiction

While health reform moves such as the Affordable Care Act have increased health care accessibility for Americans, it is still very possible for folks in Charlotte and other cities to slip through the cracks. Mentally ill people are especially vulnerable; for example, they may forget to renew health insurance or to even sign up for it in the first place. They may also skip payments or lose jobs that carry insurance, thus compromising their access. If someone you love has a mental illness, you may know all too well about self-medication and other reasons they could have become addicted.

Are police keeping people in jail too long while awaiting trial?

Criminal sentencing and mandatory minimums have received massive attention from the media in recent years. From the atrocities being committed in the Philippines to the vacating of sentences issued for minor drug offenses in the United States, the way drug offenses are being viewed across the globe is rapidly changing. Every case is different and some cases are tragic.

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