When you lose a loved one, your life inevitably changes. At times, the realization that you can no longer be with that person can be unbearable. That negative feeling can be somewhat heightened if you lose that loved one due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence as there is no … Continue reading A Lawyer’s Role in a Wrongful Death Case
The main purposes of parole are to protect the safety of the citizens and to ensure that the offender is ready to go back to the community. During the process, the offender will be released from prison with some parole conditions after serving most of his sentence, and will continue it by reintegrating back to … Continue reading Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Says Stealing While Wearing a GPS Device is a Bad Idea
Laws on driving while intoxicated (DWI) in North Carolina rank among the strictest in the nation. One of these laws, dubbed ‘Laura’s Law’, which went into effect fully on Dec. 1, 2012 after some revisions, expands the sanctions and monitoring requirements of repeat DWI offenders. The law is named after 17-year-old Laura Fortenberry, who lost … Continue reading Combatting Laura’s Law
When people hear the term “frivolous lawsuit,” many just assume that the case is without merit and the claim is absurd. However, in the eyes of an experienced Raleigh personal injury lawyer, those “frivolous lawsuits” aren’t always ridiculous. In many cases, the plaintiff has every right to pursue a claim. A Closer Look Personal injuries … Continue reading “Frivolous Lawsuits” in the Eyes of a Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer
Did you know that an 8-car passenger train traveling at 80 mph needs about a mile before it will finally grind to a complete halt? Apparently, one driver in Garner was too impaired to get the memo. Police arrested 24-year-old James Harrington of Wendell after he parked his car on the tracks and found himself … Continue reading Raleigh DWI Lawyer: Drinking & Driving Don’t Mix, especially with Trains
While reputable Raleigh law firms like Kurtz & Blum charge a reasonable rate for their services, they often offer some preliminary services for free, like the initial consultation and case evaluation. In special cases, lawyers may provide their services for free (also known as pro bono) or a reduced fee to certain organizations, charities or … Continue reading Is Free Advice Always Good Advice? A Raleigh Lawyer Tries to Explain
North Carolina State lawmakers remain divided on the matter of marijuana legalization. Just this March, they killed House Bill 78, considered as the most extensive effort ever made to legalize pot within the state. The bill had passed the First Reading and was referred to several committees before it met … Continue reading Does Legalizing Pot Really Reduce Crime?