Monday, November 30, 2015

Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer discusses how “hot coffee” can get a business in “hot water”!

In September, Dunkin’ Donuts settled a personal injury claim for $522,000. A customer allegedly tripped over a spike in the parking lot and spilled hot coffee on herself, sustaining injuries that required surgery in January of 2012. Last March, we wrote an article about a similar parking lot incident at a McDonald’s. A lot of people fall as a result of hazardous conditions, however most decide not to make a claim because their injuries are minor or they are simply embarrassed and think that the fall could be due to their own contributory negligence.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Raleigh DWI attorney says a DWI conviction can happen to anyone

Both DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated or Impaired) are criminal charges that apply to a person operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. Laws regarding these offenses are known to vary from state to state. Some states consider DUI a lesser charge than DWI. Some states don’t distinguish between the two charges at all. North Carolina belongs to the latter group. DWI is a serious charge that comes with heavy penalties, however. It could result in the temporary loss of your driver’s license, a considerable sum of money, and even your freedom. These severe penalties undoubtedly require an aggressive defense from a knowledgeable DWI attorney in Raleigh, NC, such as one of the attorneys at Kurtz & Blum.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Murder or Self-Defense? A Raleigh Criminal lawyer thinks we should wait before making any judgments

When Joanna Roberta Madonna was tried in Wake County in September, she admitted that she was the one who killed her husband. The crime allegedly happened in June 14, 2013 and resulted in the death of Madonna’s husband, Jose Manual Perez. The prosecution argued that it was a case of murder, or premeditated killing, but Madonna’s lawyer claimed it was self-defense, citing that Perez had threatened her with a gun. In circumstances where the defendant has admitted to committing a crime, a competent criminal lawyer will examine the motive to determine if this is a case of self-defense. The trial was highly publicized, with many people following it through various news sources like The News & Observer. Madonna’s lawyer argued that the defendant should not be charged with murder due to her troubled past, proving that she has faulty decision-making skills.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Get Juvenile Justice By Hiring A Competent Raleigh Criminal Lawyer

Children ages 6-15 will find themselves in the system if a complaint of criminal behavior is reported or they have been arrested. Once a parent has been notified of any intake meetings or summoned to appear in the juvenile court it is wise to hire a Raleigh criminal lawyer. Having a lawyer present can mean the difference of a person serving time in a juvenile detention facility, in a training school or being ordered to perform community service.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Possible Outcomes of a DWI in North Carolina

A person who has been arrested and charged with a DWI for the first time may worry about the penalties they face. In North Carolina, the penalties will depend on the severity of the charge against them. There are six levels, ranging from level 5 (the lowest) to aggravated level 1 (A1, the highest level) , that dictate the potential penalties a person can face.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Equitable Distribution is One Of The Most Important Parts Of A Divorce

A good family attorney is needed for most divorces. Understanding what can happen during the proceedings will alleviate much of the fear and anxiety. One of the most important aspects of a divorce is the concept known as “equitable distribution.” Decisions about the assets and debts during separation and divorce need to be made. Although equitable means fair, equitable distribution does not always result in equal shares. This can create serious disagreements between couples during a divorce.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Arrested? How to Protect Yourself During This Difficult Time

If you have recently been arrested, there is a good chance that you are aware of your right to remain silent. Basically, this means that you don't have to talk to anyone about the things that have happened right now. If you were to say something about the things that you have done, they could be used against you in a courtroom. Obviously, this is something that should be avoided as much as possible. Before talking to the police about the things that have happened, set up an appointment with a Raleigh attorney. An attorney is going to do everything possible to make this situation a little easier.