A Raleigh Lawyer Discusses the Case Against Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon

According to Howard Kurtz, an experienced Raleigh lawyer with Kurtz & Blum, this case illustrates the reality that criminal behavior can be found at every level of our society. As members of a democratic society we put our trust in the hands of our elected officials. These public servants are generally held to a higher … Continue reading A Raleigh Lawyer Discusses the Case Against Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon

Understanding Contributory Negligence

When people get involved in a car accident, they have the right to seek compensation for treatment of their medical injuries or loss of earnings through their own insurance carrier or the other driver’s insurance provider. However, before damages are awarded through a third-party insurance provider, it’s critical to first establish that the other driver … Continue reading Understanding Contributory Negligence

Top 3 Punishment Categories for DWI in NC

DWI in North Carolina contains six punishment categories, and the application of each is determined by the details of the case, including the arrested person’s blood alcohol content, previous DWI convictions, etc. These categories are influenced by mitigating and aggravating factors such as reckless driving or causing an accident. The level of punishment also depends … Continue reading Top 3 Punishment Categories for DWI in NC

Field Sobriety Tests That Can Be Disputed

Despite the existence of standardized field sobriety tests, police sometimes opt to use tests not validated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These non-standardized tests often supplement standardized ones yet don't provide as much leverage in making DWI arrests. Below are some of the non-standardized tests a lawyer can dispute due to their status. … Continue reading Field Sobriety Tests That Can Be Disputed