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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Raleigh Criminal Attorneys Share Insights into Children Accused of Sex Crimes



When she was 10 years old, Charla Roberts pulled down the pants of an elementary school classmate. It was a childish prank – but it landed her on the state’s sex offender registry after being prosecuted for “indecency with a child.” Roberts’ name stayed on the list until her early 20s. Even after it was removed, information about her sex offender record stayed online, free for anyone to read and judge.

The New Yorker details Roberts’ story, as well as those of other juvenile sex offenders named in registries throughout the country. They share a common theme: how a singular act in their youth, which they may not have properly understood, continued to stigmatize them into adulthood. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2tPIBl9

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Will North Carolina Legalize Medical Marijuana? Raleigh Drug Lawyers Discuss the Issue



According to poll results released in May 2017, 80% of North Carolinians want medical marijuana legalized. Support was strong from both sides of the political fence, with 83% of Democrats and 73% of Republicans approving of the idea. Millennials – individuals born in 1981 or later – were its staunchest supporters at 65%.

The poll, conducted by Elon University, also showed that 51% of North Carolinians oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana.

State legislators had filed a bill to legalize its medical use in February 2017. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2tPgS3Q

Monday, June 12, 2017

Raleigh DWI Lawyer Reacts to Firing of County Employee Found Guilty of DWI



A New Hanover county employee made the news in recent weeks after being charged with driving while impaired (DWI). In this case, it was not his DWI charge that was newsworthy, but other incidents following his arrest.

According to WECT 6, the county employee “misrepresented facts” about his arrest to his employers and “failed to disclose details about the blood test performed after he refused a breathalyzer.” These actions that ultimately resulted in his termination. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2uoBLQx

Friday, May 19, 2017

Raleigh DWI Attorney Comments on Power Outage to Hundreds of Fellow Citizens.



If found guilty, Estes faces immediate 30-day driver's license suspension with the possibility of limited driving privileges after 10 days. He could also end up facing a hefty fine and community service depending on the judge’s discretion.

A DWI conviction is no laughing matter. More than the direct penalties set by law, it can also tarnish an individual’s reputation, which may affect every aspect of his or her life, from his ability to get a good job to his relationships with friends and family.

However, any experienced DWI attorney will tell you that breathalyzer results are not always accurate. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2rywbfS