Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Raleigh Drug Attorney Warns Against Voluntary Police Encounters

A North Carolina man unwittingly exposed himself as a major grower of opium poppy plants when he confessed to law enforcement officials when they came knocking on his front door.

According to the Washington Post, Catawba County resident Cody Xiong thought the investigator was coming for his heroin-producing plants-as much as $500 million worth.

Exactly what the officer was doing making a house call in such a remote location or why Mr. Xiong was so quick to confess is not clear. But whatever the reason, he suddenly found himself faced with some serious drug offense charges, specifically manufacturing a Schedule II drug, as well as trafficking in opium. Read more from this blog.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How Could Tiger Woods be Arrested for DUI When He Wasn’t Drunk? Raleigh DWI Lawyer Explains

Most people think that you can only be charged with DWI if you were caught driving while intoxicated with alcohol. What they fail to realize, however, is that the cause of the “intoxication” can include any number of over-the-counter medication.

This was the lesson learned from Tiger Woods’ recent run-in with the law. According to reports, the golf champion was arrested back in May under suspicion of driving under the influence in Florida. Based on the dash-cam footage and the official reports, his Mercedes Benz had two flat tires and some other damage when police officers approached his car on the side of the road at 2:03AM.

Woods did not appear to have a clear idea of what was going on or where he was, leading the officers to have him perform a serious of roadside sobriety tests. All indications initially led them to believe that he was drunk, except for the fact that the breath alcohol test he took showed he had no signs of alcohol in his system. Read more from this blog.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Foster Parents and Adoption—A Great Opportunity According to This Raleigh Family Attorney

In California, a 32-year-old woman woke up one day to find that she had become the mother of five little girls. No, they did not appear out of nowhere, and no, it did not necessarily happen overnight. The case of Lacey Dunkin is an admirable one because she took a chance by accepting the responsibility for taking care of these children that truly needed the love and devotion of a new mother.

Lacey’s Story

It started out as a desire to have children of her own without requiring the benefit of marriage. Upon the suggestion of her own mother, she looked into the option of foster care, and became certified in 2011. It wasn’t a matter of simply volunteering for the job, though. There was training and a home study course that she had to pass before she could become certified for foster care. Read more from this blog.