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5 Mistakes to Avoid After Being Arrested For ANYTHING!

Any good attorney will tell you: it’s often what you say or do after being charged with a traffic offense or crime that can determine the outcome. This field-tested advice applies to speeding tickets, DWIs, DUIs, drug charges, misdemeanors, and, especially, felony charges. An experienced and knowledgeable lawyer has probably defended many clients with the

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Dangerous Intersections 2

The 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Charlotte: Part Two   Did you know that fifty percent of serious auto accidents and twenty percent of fatal collisions happen at intersections? Many of these wrecks are caused by distracted drivers, and a large number of DWI and speeding tickets issued in Charlotte indicate an even increased risk.

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The 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Charlotte: Part One

Did you know that 40 percent of all vehicle accidents happen at intersections? DWI, speeding, and other reckless driving only adds to the risks. Most of these wrecks involve left turns and rear-end collisions, often caused by distracted drivers. In Charlotte, North Carolina we have our share of dangerous intersections, and a recent report from

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A New Bill in North Carolina Could Take the “Hit” Out of “Hit and Run”

A new controversial bill protecting drivers, HB 330, has passed the NC House. The new law would allow North Carolina drivers to drive through protesters who are blocking the road, as long as they “exercise due care.” According to Republican Justin Burr who introduced the bill, “As we’ve seen, time and time again, folks run

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Drivers in The Left Lane Slowing Down Traffic? Help Is On The Way!

We all know that slower drivers need to use the right lane, right? Maybe not. If you’ve been driving around Charlotte for any length of time, you have probably been a victim of those drivers who insist on driving slow in the left lane. These drivers create anxiety, impatience, and even risks for all those

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Why Does Charlotte Have So Many Bad Drivers and Traffic Accidents?

Just like any other big city, Charlotte, North Carolina has its share of bad drivers and traffic accidents. But as it turns out, we have more than our share! A recent study lists Charlotte as the 14th most dangerous city for bad drivers, from traffic violations like speeding to more serious infractions, like DWI and

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Authority of Bouncers

How much authority do they have? Unfortunately, in North Carolina, the laws that define the line between “security guard” and “bouncer” are vague. For the purposes of this blog, we find bouncers to be considered employees acting in connection with the business affairs of their employer. A bouncer has no more authority than any other

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Limited Rights during Extraordinary Events – A Charlotte City Ordinance

The North Carolina General Statute 160A-174 gives a city by ordinance to “define, prohibit, regulate, or abate acts, omissions, or conditions, detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of it’s citizens and the peace and dignity of the city, and may define and abate nuisances.” On January 23, 2012, the Charlotte City Council passed a

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Long Wait for Gun Permits

According to the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office and numerous other sources, the sheriff’s office is behind in issuing new Pistol Purchase Permits. states that a new law was put into affect on December 1, 2015 that requires officials to approve or deny Pistol Purchase Permits within fourteen days of the request. This law also required

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What to Expect from Charlotte Traffic School

Maybe you’re here because of your first traffic ticket, or perhaps the points have been adding up on your driver’s license for some time. It’s possible that the courts have ordered you to attend. If so, there are a few things you should know. By taking a traffic safety course, you can: