Top 5 Things to Do If You Are Arrested For DUI in Raleigh, NC

Getting arrested for DUI or DWI in Raleigh is definitely a cause for concern; however, it is not by any means a cause for despondency. Most people panic and do things they can easily avoid, which result in bad decisions such as reacting inappropriately, ignoring the situation or panicking. Although, fear is not always negative,…
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The DUI Charge Navigation Manual

Legal issues are not limited to hardcore criminals. Many a time, even innocent people find themselves in a tight spot with the law. There is a wide array of legal issues that you may have to deal with, and in all cases, it is important to understand the gravity of the charges pressed on you…
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What Is The Criminal Process?

The criminal justice process typically begins with a police stop, this could be a traffic stop, a stop-and-frisk, or a home visit. From the stop, the process can progress to an interrogation, arrest, bail/bond hearing, pleading, trial, sentencing, and appeal. Some of these words should be familiar to anyone who watches crime dramas on TV…
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Should I Represent Myself In Court?

Criminal defendants always have the right to defend themselves in the court, that is guaranteed under the Constitution. However, before you decide to represent yourself in court, you should always ask yourself these questions: Do I know enough of the law? Do have I have the time apart from work and family? Do have I…
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Public Defender vs. Private Attorney

Everyone is familiar with the Miranda reading issued by the police officer when they arrest someone, especially the second part of it,“You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be provided for you.” That’s the beauty of the American justice system, even if you can’t afford an expensive private…
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White Collar Crimes

White collar crime is named as such because its perpetrators are usually wearing white collars, AKA, office workers. White collar crimes usually involve the theft of money. But unlike robberies and larcenies, which involve force, fear of bodily harm, trespassing, or physical threat, white collar crimes usually involve trickery, lies, deceit, scams or fraud. Although…
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Violent Crimes

Violent crimes are crimes committed against another person that involve the use of force, weapons and/or violence. Being convicted of a violent crime can result in large fines, loss of freedom and certain constitutional rights. Violent crimes are almost always categorized as felonies by both states and the federal government. As such, once convicted, a…
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