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Sentencing Options in a DWI Case

The sentencing procedures for driving while impaired (DWI) in North Carolina are different than the structured sentencing protocols for other criminal offenses. Instead, a judge must refer to the distinct guidelines laid out in North Carolina General Statute § 20-179. These sentencing guidelines give judges…

Most Common Drug Charges in Charlotte

We have been losing the war on drugs from the day since it was declared by President Nixon in 1971 and illicit drug use continues to be on the rise across the country. The North Carolina Medical Journal reported in 2009 that more than 8.5…

Keeping Juvenile Cases in the Juvenile Court System

In North Carolina, any adolescent who is 15 years or younger and is accused of committing a crime will go through the juvenile justice system. Juveniles can face accusations of committing crimes that would be offenses for adults. For example, theft offenses, assault and battery,…

Insurance Company Strategies After a Truck Accident

When you’re driving around Charlotte, no matter how carefully you operate your vehicle, there is always the possibility of being involved in an accident. Let’s say you were sideswiped by a semitruck on a North Carolina highway, and it caused a serious accident where you…

Challenging a Breathalyzer Test in North Carolina

Every year, thousands of people in North Carolina are arrested for driving while impaired (DWI). If you’ve been charged with DWI, you’re likely worried about what happens next. If you took a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) test by submitting to a breath test, you might…

What is Negligence?

Negligence occurs when one person does not exercise reasonable care in their conduct, which results in direct harm to other people. Individuals, corporations, and even governments can act negligently. The Charlotte personal injury lawyers at Randall & Stump, PLLC regularly represent victims of negligence who…