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Underage Drinking Can Cost More Than You Think

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Among youth across the country, alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug, and excessive drinking accounts for more than 4,000 deaths each year among that age population. These statistics, according to the Center for Disease Control, point to a serious issue of underage drinking in our society that costs us much more than…

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I’ve Been Charged With a Criminal Offense. Now What?

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The process that takes place once you have been charged with a criminal offense can vary depending on the severity and nature of the crime. If there is probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed, you will either be released with a citation or arrested. Instead of either of these, you may…

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Help! My Teenager Committed His First Traffic Offense

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Bad news: your newly licensed teenager was carelessly cruising along the highway when he got a wake up call. The wail of police sirens came whirring up behind him. Slowing down wasn’t good enough and he’s gotten his first traffic ticket. And this traffic offense could cost you hundreds of dollars in insurance rate hikes.…

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Beware: Craig’s List Casual Encounters May Result in Criminal Charges

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People flock to sites like Craig’s List for dating, or even a casual hookup. There’s absolutely nothing unlawful about that. Some people use these websites as an outlet or hope to find another person with their own unique interests. There’s nothing illegal about that, either, even when those interests are not exactly mainstream or are…

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Criminal Charges Against Student Dropped, Yet Social Rape Trial Lingers

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In Raleigh, criminal charges are difficult enough to deal with, but imagine what it’s like to be in trouble with the law for a crime you didn’t commit. That’s exactly what one student at Columbia University in New York reports he has been dealing with, but when law enforcement declined to pursue the case, his…

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Prom: Think Your Teen Won’t Drink and Drive in Raleigh? Think Again.

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With prom season upon us, many families are dazed by the cost alone. It seems parents often shoulder the bulk of the burden, shelling out around $1000 for their teen to have a night out, according to Visa. While some parents show concern for safety as well, it typically involves worry about teen sex, rather…

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NC Judges Have Highest Conviction Rates for Certain Criminal Charges

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The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) of Syracuse Universityroutinely researches numerous facets of the US government and publishes the data it finds. The nonpartisan group is part of the university’s Whitman School of Management and it does not profit from any published works. Through the years, their reports have covered everything fromfederal enforcement, to spending…

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Fewer Criminal Charges in Raleigh Are Being Pursued

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Earlier, we discussed a document released by North Carolina, which indicated that the number of criminal charges being pressed were declining statewide. Raleigh is following suit with the rest of the state, and overall, there has been a 5% annual reduction locally. Although it’s not as good as the 7% reduction statewide, Raleigh fared better…

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What You Need to Know Before “Cooperating” With an Investigation

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The authorities want you to think that they’re gathering evidence so they can locate another suspect or they’ll tell you that you’re only a name on a list that they need to rule out, but nothing could be farther than the truth. If you don’t contact a criminal defense attorney the moment you get so…

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College Safety in Raleigh and Criminal Charges Called into Question

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The magazine U.S. News and World Report publishes a yearly guide to the country’s best colleges. The 2015 edition now hosts new information, such as crime statistics. Most universities are required by the federal government to report this data, and it contains a mixture of offenses and arrests involving incidents both on and off-campus. It’s…

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