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Edd K. Roberts III rated AV Preeminent (5.0) by Martindale-Hubbell

2017-12-01T14:30:04+00:00

Edd K. Roberts III rated AV Preeminent (5.0) by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available. Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ is the gold standard in attorney ratings, have recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century. Attorneys looking to refer a client, as well as individuals researching lawyers for their [...]

Edd K. Roberts III rated AV Preeminent (5.0) by Martindale-Hubbell 2017-12-01T14:30:04+00:00

Let It Be More Than a Creed

2017-11-27T19:28:52+00:00

By Edd Roberts, Roberts Law Office, PA First posted on: Tenth J.D. Bar Professionalism Newsletter: November 2017 This past February marked the 20 year anniversary of our Creed of Professionalism. The creed states, in part: “As lawyers, we are guardians of our legal system, and we have an important professional responsibility to recognize, honor and [...]

Let It Be More Than a Creed 2017-11-27T19:28:52+00:00

Collaborative Help

2017-06-26T19:08:23+00:00

By Edd Roberts, Roberts Law Office, PA First posted on: Tenth J.D. Bar Professionalism Newsletter: June 2017 On a cold Saturday morning in November at the Chavis Heights Community Center, an outpouring of help came together to offer assistance to those in need. In a communal effort to help folks clean up old charges and [...]

Collaborative Help 2017-06-26T19:08:23+00:00

Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorneys Spread Holiday Spirit

2017-11-27T20:11:27+00:00

Edd Roberts was recently reminded of how good it feels to help others- just in time for the holidays. This December, Roberts, along with many other Raleigh criminal defense lawyers, came together to participate in a Pro-Bono expunction clinic in the Chavis Heights Community of Raleigh. Together, they were able to assist with the preparation and [...]

Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorneys Spread Holiday Spirit 2017-11-27T20:11:27+00:00

Law Enforcement Illegally Seized Blood Sample in DWI Arrest

2017-01-25T15:59:14+00:00

In a recent Appellate Court ruling, State of North Carolina v. Joseph M. Romano No. COA15-940 (2016), the Court gives a clear indication that it is not going to allow law enforcement to cut corners in DWI cases where the defendant’s blood has been taken without a warrant or without consent. Applying federal law, the Court [...]

Law Enforcement Illegally Seized Blood Sample in DWI Arrest 2017-01-25T15:59:14+00:00

DWI Conviction Overturned- Loose Standard of Expert Witness

2016-09-07T08:37:22+00:00

We are seeing time and time again the expert witness standard being loosely applied in state trial courts. The Appellate Courts, in reviewing these cases, are sending a clear message to the trial courts that these errors are prejudicial, affect the outcome of the case and they will award defendants a new trial to right [...]

DWI Conviction Overturned- Loose Standard of Expert Witness 2016-09-07T08:37:22+00:00

Expert Witness Standard Overdue for a Facelift

2017-02-15T19:01:47+00:00

In a recent case from our NC Court of Appeals, one of the Judges concurring with the majority wrote a separate opinion where he declared that in order for the Appellate Courts to have sufficient facts to determine whether a witness is correctly qualified as an expert there should be a better buildup of the [...]

Expert Witness Standard Overdue for a Facelift 2017-02-15T19:01:47+00:00

DWI Conviction Vacated in NC

2017-02-15T19:02:25+00:00

In a recent case from our NC Court of Appeals, the Appellate Court vacated a Defendant’s DWI conviction on the grounds that there was not enough facts to support the checkpoint set up by law enforcement.  The issue was whether the stop of the Defendant’s vehicle was a constitutional violation or not.  The Appellate Court remanded the case back to the [...]

DWI Conviction Vacated in NC 2017-02-15T19:02:25+00:00

IT IS NOT AGAINST THE LAW to Question Juveniles at School Without a Parent or Guardian Present and Without Reading Them Miranda Rights.

2012-04-04T11:50:39+00:00

A recent U.S. Supreme Court case has changed the rules on juvenile questioning making it easier for law enforcement to obtain confessions (J.D.B. v. North Carolina, October Term (2010)).  Investigating two recent home break-ins, an Investigator with the Chapel Hill Police Department went to a middle school to question a thirteen (13) year old student [...]

IT IS NOT AGAINST THE LAW to Question Juveniles at School Without a Parent or Guardian Present and Without Reading Them Miranda Rights. 2012-04-04T11:50:39+00:00

Law Enforcement Officer’s Mistake Causes Suspension to be Set Aside

2017-02-15T15:51:55+00:00

In a recent case from our Supreme Court, the Court affirmed the decision of the NC Court of Appeals to set aside a one (1) year NC DMV suspension for Petitioner Lee’s refusal to submit to a chemical analysis of his breath in a DWI criminal case (Richard J. Lee v. William C. Gore; A18A10 [...]

Law Enforcement Officer’s Mistake Causes Suspension to be Set Aside 2017-02-15T15:51:55+00:00