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Habitual impaired driving – when a history of DWIs bites back

North Carolina is one of the strictest U.S. states when it comes to the enforcement of drinking and driving laws. A conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in the state doesn’t just lead to fines and jail time. Depending on factors during the offense –…

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3 factors that could result in removal from the U.S.

Facing deportation, also known as removal, can be a deeply distressing experience. Deportation is a formal procedure in which the U.S. government mandates a noncitizen to leave the country. There are various reasons for deportation. However, the process typically ensues because of an individual violating…

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How dangerous is drowsy driving?

Most of us have driven drowsy before. An early morning drive or commuting home after a long, hard workday usually means that you will be driving when you are not feeling your best. But is drowsy driving that dangerous? The answer is yes. In fact,…

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North Carolina’s open container law – the type of container used matters

Most U.S. states have laws that prohibit the possession and consumption of open containers of alcoholic beverages while inside motor vehicles. These laws not only prohibit drivers from having an open container of alcohol but also passengers who may be riding next to the driver…

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Firing a gun to intimidate – is it still a crime if nobody gets hurt?

Gunshots, even those not directed at anyone, can be scary. It’s terrifying enough that bullets move too quickly for the eye to see, so the sound of gunfire is the only way people know they’re potentially targeted. This is why it’s a common intimidation tactic…

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Pointing a gun at someone – is it a crime?

Any responsible gun owner knows that the first rule of firearm safety is to keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, where an accidental discharge won’t hurt anybody. Gun owners should never point at anything they don’t intend to shoot, even if their firearm…

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What counts as identity theft?

For better or worse, nobody can escape a fully digital world. If you’ve used the internet for anything, chances are that there’s already some data on you. Many people would share even their most private moments on social media for the world to see. Thankfully,…

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Can a passenger sue a driver after a car accident?

Car accidents are a distressing experience for everyone involved. Yet, much of the discussion around car accidents tends to focus on drivers and their vehicles, overlooking passengers. If you are now dealing with the aftermath of a car accident as a passenger, know that your…

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An overview of the asylum process

Every year, the United States allows legal entry into the country for thousands of immigrants who are seeking asylum. This immigration program is meant for refugees who are fleeing persecution in their home countries. The topic of asylum comes up often in the news media,…

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Four ways to maximize compensation in your car accident case

Your primary concern following a car accident is probably your physical health. After all, the injuries that you suffered in your wreck might’ve left you with debilitating harm that’s painful and limiting on your mobility. Given the disruptions this can have on your daily living…

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