Getting Medical Records for a Personal Injury Case

Medical records are among the most important evidence in building a strong personal injury case, and may be used in a lawsuit. Your medical records will show how severe your injuries are, and help prove that they were caused by the accident. This is one of the requirements in requesting compensation from the insurance company. … Continue reading Getting Medical Records for a Personal Injury Case

3 Things You Need to Know About Limited Driving Privileges in DWIs

If you’re arrested for DWI, one of the penalties you could be facing is the loss of your driving privileges. Your license could be suspended or revoked, and if you’re a repeat offender, your vehicle can also be seized. It’s important to understand the laws and get legal counsel throughout the proceedings, so you won’t … Continue reading 3 Things You Need to Know About Limited Driving Privileges in DWIs

Problems of Mandatory Minimums

The criminal justice system in our country is far from perfect. For many political leaders, families, and advocacy groups, mandatory minimum guidelines are among the first aspects of the system that desperately need attention. Essentially, mandatory minimum sentencing laws identify certain crimes and provide for punishments that are inflexible and do not consider any of … Continue reading Problems of Mandatory Minimums

Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Explains Open Container Laws in North Carolina

Have you been cited for an infraction under the open container laws of North Carolina? Make sure you talk to a practiced Raleigh criminal lawyer who can help you better understand these laws, the guidelines (and exclusions), and exceptions. The laws of the state are quite specific, but there may be complicated technicalities that you … Continue reading Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Explains Open Container Laws in North Carolina

Voluntary Manslaughter vs. Murder and Self-Defense

If a person gets into an altercation with someone, and ends up fatally shooting the other person, will he be charged with murder? Could the killing be justified as an act of self-defense? Or will the shooter be charged with voluntary manslaughter? When is voluntary manslaughter applicable? Among the three cases or charges mentioned, you … Continue reading Voluntary Manslaughter vs. Murder and Self-Defense

Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Talks About Recent Train Accidents

There seems to be plenty of accidents involving trains recently. Last March in North Carolina, an Amtrak train crashed into a tractor-trailer that was stuck in the railroad crossing tracks. The truck driver was trying to make a left-hand turn onto a Halifax highway but failed to navigate the crossing. He was also unable to … Continue reading Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Talks About Recent Train Accidents

Raleigh DWI Attorney Talks About Implied Consent in North Carolina

In North Carolina, if you’re driving then if charged with certain offenses you’ve given the state your “implied consent” to submit to a chemical test to check for the presence of alcohol in your system. You probably would not be surprised to learn that such an offense is known as an “implied-consent offense.” Ah yes, … Continue reading Raleigh DWI Attorney Talks About Implied Consent in North Carolina