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Extreme Distracted Driving Video Goes Viral

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In Raleigh, distracted driving is sadly commonplace. People talk on their phones, fiddle with the radio, and are still texting despite the fact that it’s illegal. It really only takes a moment for a collision to happen, especially when traveling at a high rate of speed. One driver recently took the ride of his life…

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The Real Reason Why Drug Possession Charges Are So Severe

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The penalties for drug possession in Raleigh are steep. If law enforcement finds you with more than one-half ounce of marijuana, jail-time is a real possibility, if not a certainty. In a country where overpopulation in jails is a major issue, a lot of people wonder why a “victimless crime” comes with such harsh punishments.…

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Personal Injury Cases: NC Ranks Low for Medical Malpractice Payouts

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WalletHub compiled data from numerous sources to see which states are the best ones for doctors to practice in. North Carolina ranked 29th in the nation for opportunity and competition rank, as well as 19th for work environment. A large portion of the work environment rank is directly related to the total amount of medical…

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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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IIHS Reveals Major Factors in Fatal Raleigh Car Accidents

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has compiled data from 2013 and has just released some surprising commonalities among fatal car accidents in North Carolina and throughout the country. The Old North State ranked fourth in the nation for total number of fatalities caused by auto wrecks. We’ve combed through their report and have…

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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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North Carolina Reveals the 5 Most Common Criminal Charges

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Overall, crime in North Carolina has reduced in the past year, according to a recent report released by the state. Despite the decline,criminal charges in Raleigh are a common occurrence, and are very serious if you face them. Theft There were 198,893 cases of larceny, which was down 5% from the prior year’s 209,567 incidents.…

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Decoding North Carolina’s Confusing Texting and Driving Ban

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Despite the fact that it was outlawed statewide in 2009, texting and driving in Raleighremains a major issue. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, North Carolina reported 879 cases of the distracted driving habit, but it actually increased to 2,018 annual cases recently. Wake County was responsible for a whopping 257 of them, while neighboring Cumberland…

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