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May 2014 Archives

North Carolina Duke murder defendant gets strong legal counsel

A strong criminal defense encompasses many elements, including an attempt to omit evidence that is either not relevant or unduly harmful to the person accused of a crime. Recently, the attorneys for a young man alleged to have shot and killed a Duke University graduate student in 2008 made a motion to bar evidence of previous crimes involving the defendant.

North Carolina authorities plan DUI/DWI checkpoints for holidays

Several North Carolina agencies are banding together this summer in an attempt to keep drunk drivers off the roads and off the waterways, especially during holidays like this weekend's Memorial Day. This year marks the fourth consecutive time authorities are holding the campaign titled "On the Road, On the Water, Don't Drink and Drive." Participating agencies include the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Alcohol Law Enforcement division and the Wildlife Resources Commission.

Pregnant women more likely to be involved in car wrecks

Expecting a child is a joyous event for more women. While these women have a lot on their mind as they look towards the future, a recent study suggests that they may want to drive more carefully during this time, as they are more likely to have an accident when expecting.

Man stabs 3, kills 1 during fight: Murder or self defense?

Where rests the line between self defense and murder? In some cases, the line is obvious; in others, there may be more to the story than meets the eye, causing the line to lose its clarity. For one 20-year-old Charleston man, stabbing three other men on April 25 was the only way to save his own life. One of the victims, a 30-year-old father from North Charleston, died from a stab wound to the heart during the altercation.

2 North Carolina men seriously injured in motorcycle accident

With the arrival of warmer weather and sunnier days comes the appearance of more motorcycles on America's roadways. Motorcycles don't take up much room on roads, and some drivers tend to take their presence for granted or even overlook them. Occasionally, even other cyclists can be responsible for motorcycle accidents, as was the case in Iowa last Sunday when two motorcyclists from North Carolina crashed into one another.

North Carolina teen and girlfriend facing severe drug charges

A 19-year-old man with a history of drug arrests is once again facing serious drug offenses in North Carolina. The youth and his 26-year-old girlfriend were arrested last Wednesday after a tip led police officers to a residence where the 19-year-old and his father allegedly attempted to dispose of evidence, according to police officers. The man's girlfriend was reportedly over eight months pregnant at the time of the arrests.

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