Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Wonders Why are Mistakes Made By Police, Courts and Prosecutors Remain Secret to the Public

As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I know that the justice system is not flawless. Actually far from it. Police can (and often do) make serious mistakes during an investigation. Analysts and clerks may accidentally mishandle (or completely lose) valuable evidence. In addition, prosecuting attorneys and judges might unintentionally overlook important details during a trial. While … Continue reading Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Wonders Why are Mistakes Made By Police, Courts and Prosecutors Remain Secret to the Public

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Can You be Charged with Murder for Selling an Illegal Substance? Raleigh Drug Defense Lawyer Weighs in

In July 2017, Amanda Katherine McLeod was indicted in Raleigh on a charge of second-degree murder. Three months earlier, she had sold the powerful and deadly drug, fentanyl, to a woman named Emily Renzo. On the same day, Renzo was found dead due to an overdose of fentanyl mixed with heroin. McLeod was placed in police custody in … Continue reading Can You be Charged with Murder for Selling an Illegal Substance? Raleigh Drug Defense Lawyer Weighs in

Raleigh DWI Attorney Considers New Laws to Curb Use of Cell Phones While Driving

It seems that the use of your cell phone while driving may become the next big thing that you'll need a DWI attorney to defend you in court. That, at least, is the scenario you would face in Washington state, where a new "E-DUI" law was recently passed. It prohibits the use of any electronic device while driving, even … Continue reading Raleigh DWI Attorney Considers New Laws to Curb Use of Cell Phones While Driving

Family Law Attorney Shares Six Tips on Talking to Children About Divorce

As an experienced family law attorney, I know how to handle a divorce and all the sensitive negotiations that come with it. But over years of experience, I've come to understand something more important: how difficult it can all be on a client’s children. The family law attorneys at Kurtz & Blum care about the welfare … Continue reading Family Law Attorney Shares Six Tips on Talking to Children About Divorce

Raleigh Sex Offense Attorney Shares Concerns Over New Law that Could Convict Teens for Sexting

Sexting, or sending sexually-explicit text messages, may seem exciting for many teenagers even though most are unaware of the potential consequences. Recently, the House of Representatives passed a new bill that adds major new stipulations to the current law on sex-related crimes. As far as the laws on child pornography are concerned, sending, trading and … Continue reading Raleigh Sex Offense Attorney Shares Concerns Over New Law that Could Convict Teens for Sexting

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 … Continue reading Raleigh Drug Attorney Warns Against Voluntary Police Encounters

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