Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What is Embezzlement?

Theft is a serious criminal offense anywhere in the world. Although a common driver for theft is extreme poverty, compounded by a great personal need, cases exist when people who are otherwise able to provide for themselves commit the crime anyway despite their favorable position. Such cases give rise to so-called white-collar crimes, included among which is the crime of embezzlement.

Embezzlement is a type of property theft. While simple theft on its own may already be seen as a serious crime, embezzlement is even more so because it involves a breach of trust.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Personal Injury Lawyer Can Make all the Difference

An injury can happen anytime, anywhere. If you should suffer from an injury through a motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, or a manufacturer’s defective product, it’s easy to be overcome by the many details of your injury that needs immediate attention. Granted, your most pressing concern would be to receive the appropriate medical treatment. Your next concern should be how to get compensated for the injury you sustained.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fallacies in the Courtroom

Logical fallacies refer to statements that seem right but are actually wrong because they don't contribute to the argument at hand. Philosophers love pointing them out to show the weaknesses of other people’s arguments. Defense lawyers also find knowledge of logical fallacies useful when pointing out the flaws in the State’s case against their clients.

Below are some examples of logical fallacies you'll often come across at a hearing.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Will Fight the Good Fight with You

These are great tips. In the event that someone approaches you with a settlement deal that you find is not in your favor, know that you have the right to refuse it and take your case to court. Talk to an attorney about it immediately so you can make the best decisions. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to someone’s careless actions, you should not settle with getting the short end of the stick. In fact, you will likely have to fight for your right to receive the compensation you deserve. Don’t worry, a trusted Raleigh personal injury attorney with Kurtz & Blum is ready to fight with you every step of the way.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Raleigh Lawyer Never Got Invited to the “Party Mansion”, Now It’s Been Sold!

Since then, Verbal has moved his parties to an even bigger space: a 22,000-square foot, $5.7 million quasi-nightclub called "The Metropolis." What's even more interesting, however, is how much hot water he is in at present. Prior to the sale of the Party Mansion, Verbal pleaded guilty to counts of tax fraud, healthcare fraud, and money laundering. By now, you've probably seen the connection between lavish living and embezzlement. White-collar crimes aren't always easy to prove, however. Just ask a reputable Raleigh lawyer.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

DWI Arrests are up nearly 90% in 2014 according to Raleigh DWI Lawyer, Howard Kurtz

In North Carolina, interlock devices are required for impaired drivers found to have a BAC of 0.15 or higher and been charged with DWI before. There's still room for the requirements to get even stricter. If you or anyone you know is accused of DWI, Kurtz & Blum will exhaust every possibility of acquittal or a reduction of your sentence. The Prospect of Jail Even if the evidence against you is overwhelming, a reputable DWI lawyer in Raleigh who understands how judges and prosecutors interpret sentencing guidelines may be able devise a strategy to mitigate your sentence.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Raleigh Criminal Lawyer—Forensics and Freedom for Wrongly Convicted

Thanks to the outstanding work and collaboration put in by passionate justice advocates and criminal defense attorneys all over the country, innocent men like McCollum and Brown can now taste the freedom that has eluded them for years. Thankfully, there are many people who work ceaselessly to ensure convicted individuals receive rigorous advocacy, forensic testing and better representation when possible. This story of McCollum and Brown’s serves as a stark reminder of how easily an innocent person can be convicted. And that it can happen to anyone. The Raleigh criminal defense attorneys at Kurtz & Blum share a keen understanding of forensic science and we are always ready to help those who feel they have been wrongfully accused of a criminal offense.

New Evidence, Old Evidence Rules

Digital evidence opens up a new, untapped chapter of forensic science. These days, your Facebook post or Word file can and will be used in or against your favor in court.

Yet digital evidence hardly changes the rules for acquiring evidence in general. For any medium to qualify as valid evidence, it must possess the distinct qualities of admissibility, which entails a whole host of questions. For instance, where and when was the evidence obtained? Is it relevant to the case at hand? Was it even obtained under due process?

Friday, October 3, 2014

Working Up the Judicial Ladder

Judicial systems are arranged in a hierarchy, from the lower courts all the way up to the Supreme Court.

Do you know how the system is organized in North Carolina?

Here's a closer look into the North Carolina judicial system.