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January 2018 Archives

Driver of stationary car in turn lane faces DWI charge

Consuming alcohol before driving can have serious consequences. Even if a driver who is intoxicated did not cause an accident, and he or she was found just sitting in a car and not driving, being behind the steering wheel with a key in the ignition could be seen as driving while intoxicated. This was underscored when a North Carolina driver was arrested on a recent Saturday morning. A 46-year-old man from Greensburg is now facing DWI charges.

Drug convictions come with serious collateral consequences

Drug convictions are sometimes thought of as minor blips on a criminal record, but this is far from the truth. These convictions can actually impact you for the rest of your life, even if the conviction is a misdemeanor. You are going to have to deal with court-imposed penalties for the conviction. The consequences that go beyond those court-imposed ones are known as collateral consequences.

Women accused of drug offenses after North Carolina traffic stop

When North Carolina police officers in Myrtle Beach recently noticed a car with a piece of cloth hanging over one license plate, they pulled the driver off the road. This traffic stop ultimately put the two occupants of the car behind bars for drug offenses. The incident report indicates that some drugs were identified as soon as the officers approached the vehicle.

Hip-hop band members accused of white collar crimes

Police detectives in Charlotte, North Carolina said residents might be surprised at the prevalence of identity fraud that takes place in all communities. This is one of the white collar crimes in which friends, neighbors and relatives are often the victims of criminals. Seven members of a local hip-hop band were recently indicted in federal court after investigators claim they found evidence of involvement in complicated fraud schemes.

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