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Reasonable Suspicion for Vehicle Stops Extended

2017-02-15T16:03:41+00:00

No more is safe driving and having the vehicle you are driving in proper working order enough to avoid being stopped. If you are driving a vehicle where the registered owner is revoked, law enforcement can pull you over under new law. The NC Court of Appeals in a first impression ruling stated that law [full article…]

Reasonable Suspicion for Vehicle Stops Extended2017-02-15T16:03:41+00:00

Nervousness Not Enough for Continued Detention by Law Enforcement

2009-07-25T15:52:52+00:00

Being noticeable nervous is not justification on its own to detain somebody according to a recent ruling from the NC Court of Appeals. The case in question, involved the stop of a vehicle based on the defendant’s weaving in his lane of travel and suspicion of driving while impaired. The police officer after stopping the [full article…]

Nervousness Not Enough for Continued Detention by Law Enforcement2009-07-25T15:52:52+00:00

Magistrate’s Mistake Doesn’t Equal a Dismissal in a DWI

2009-07-25T08:00:48+00:00

The DWI laws in North Carolina continue to get tougher and more friendly to the government. In a recent case, where a Magistrate was found to have violated the defendant’s rights by setting a secured bond on a DWI charge without making necessary findings to support setting the bond, the NC Court of Appeals said [full article…]

Magistrate’s Mistake Doesn’t Equal a Dismissal in a DWI2009-07-25T08:00:48+00:00