Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Criminal Justice Myths & Realities, a Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Exposes the Truth

"Recently, we found an article containing some criminal justice myths and realities. If you or someone you know has been arrested, a knowledgable Raleigh criminal lawyer can help expose the myths so people make the best decisions about their case. In the article posted by the National Council on Crime & Delinquency, author Jesse Lava listed five of the most popular myths below: The police focus on violent crime The accused get an adequate defense The accused get a trial The punishment fits the crime Justice is blind (with an emphasis on racial equality) The first myth is that police primarily focus on violent crime. But Martin Horn, executive director of the Permanent Commission on Sentencing in New York, said that violent crime comprises the smallest percentage of reported incidents. Bonnie Hoffman, a deputy public defender in Loudoun County, Virginia, stated that most offenders are arrested for property crimes and drug-related offenses."

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


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Charged With Driving While Intoxicated? Here's How a Raleigh DWI Lawyer Can Help

"Before the DWI Squad starts their operation, Raleigh drivers should be aware of the North Carolina drunk driving law to avoid the expense and inconvenience of DWI charges, such as revoked license, DWI classes, attorney fees, community service, and even the possibility of jail time. When charged with DWI, however, the most important thing to do is to seek the help of legal experts. An experienced Raleigh DWI lawyer can help clients secure a pre-trial limited driving privilege, which allows them to drive even without a license for certain purposes at certain times if their license has been taken due to being charged with DWI."

Monday, November 4, 2013

Raleigh Lawyer Notes Changes to Expunction Laws in North Carolina

"Howard Kurtz, a Raleigh lawyer at Kurtz & Blum, notes that various changes have been made to North Carolina’s expunction laws. Expunction allows an individual to remove (expunge) a criminal charge from his or her state record, thereby removing the fear of a prospective employer taking that charge against the person. The Charlotte Observer details more on expunction in the state: More than 1.5 million of North Carolina’s 9.5 million residents had a criminal record at the end of 2010, according to the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics. North Carolina saw a 30 percent increase in residents with criminal records between 2006 and 2008."