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What Is the Difference Between DUI and DWI in North Carolina?

Some states use driving under the influence (DUI) to refer to the crime of drunk driving, while others use driving while impaired (DWI). Still others use both, but each refers to a different type of drunk driving crime. In North Carolina, the law does not differentiate between DUI and DWI. They are the same crime within state lines. However, the le...
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How Long Can Police Hold You?

If you or a loved one have experienced being arrested, you know how stressful, trying, and difficult it can be for an individual and his or her family. However, police can also detain individuals without making an arrest. Many people do not know how long they can legally be held in law enforcement custody. That length of time varies depending on ...
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What Is Reasonable Suspicion?

You have likely heard of reasonable suspicion but many individuals can benefit from understanding it in more depth – particularly if they are put in a situation of interacting with law enforcement officers. Reasonable suspicion is a legal standard by which officers are allowed to ask questions of and frisk an individual they have reason to believ...
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When Can a Lawyer Breach Confidentiality?

The justice system ensures that all citizens have the right to legal representation, and two of the legal concepts that enable this are attorney-client privilege and the duty of confidentiality. Essentially, an attorney may not disclose any communication with a client to anyone outside of the client’s legal team. Doing so would not only damage th...
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What Is Attorney Client Privilege?

When an individual hires a Raleigh criminal lawyer for legal representation, the attorney needs to know all of the facts of the client’s situation to provide effective representation. The concept of attorney-client privilege helps establish trust and open communication between attorneys and their clients. Under attorney-client privilege, attorne...
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