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February 2015 Archives

Young unlicensed drivers and the increased risks of car accidents

North Carolina motorists may be facing increased risk of car accidents caused by unlicensed teen drivers. Experts say that three fatal accidents caused by young drivers in recent years may be a harbinger of things to come due to future State cutbacks in teen driver training funding.

The different levels of DUIs in North Carolina

In the state of North Carolina, most cases of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are classified as misdemeanors. However, there are five misdemeanor levels, all carrying different penalties. Understanding the consequences associated with each level can help defendants be more informed about the options and what will happen in the case of a conviction.

Seize the initiative in your North Carolina car accident lawsuit

The effects of even a minor car accident can sometimes be jarring. Car accident victims are often panicked from their obvious physical injuries or shocked by the sudden loss or use of their vehicles. Despite those setbacks, it's important to keep your wits about you. You should know that the steps you take in the immediate aftermath of your car accident can sometimes have long-lasting ramifications.

How do the courts decide whether to grant an appeal?

Defendants in North Carolina who have been convicted of a crime have the right to appeal the verdict if they believe that there was an error made during the course of the trial that affected the verdict. While appealing can be a beneficial move for many defendants, it is not possible or warranted in all cases. Understanding how the appellate courts decide whether to grant or deny a defendant's appeal is an important part of the criminal defense process.

Emergency signs of spine injuries

When a person is involved in an accident, such as one in which two vehicles collide, there is always a concern that somebody could be injured. Spine injuries are extremely common in motor vehicle accidents, especially those in which one vehicle hits another from behind.

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