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THE STATE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT

The State of the Second Amendment   With the recent issues of gun violence and mass shootings in the country, North Carolina is still seen as a permissive state for gun ownership. As the Orlando Shooting Incident and its related frustrations dissipate, those against gun rights activists across the country are call for numerous reigns [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

WHAT IS THE CYBERSECURITY INTELLIGENCE ACT AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR PRIVACY?

What is the Cybersecurity Intelligence Act and how does it Affect your Privacy?   The Cybersecurity Intelligence Act is that bill that was introduced into Congress under tremendous opposition. The general theme of the bill in its original form from 2011 called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). These two bills were intended [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

SNAPCHAT AND THE DISTRACTED TEEN

Snapchat and the Distracted Teen   In 2015, a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Iowa revealed that over 50% of the 1,700 car accidents surveyed, involved distracted teenagers at the wheel. Snapchat has come under fire by the media recently due to at least two car accidents [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

DISCUSSING THE LEGALITY OF MOBILE GAMES SUCH AS POKEMON GO

Discussing the legality of mobile games such as Pokémon Go   As Pokémon Go has been released last month, 90’s kids and videogame lovers alike have flocked to download the massively popular game. Early estimates indicate that the game makes more than $2 million a day on the iOS store alone, easily toppling the now [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

BUI AND THE HOLIDAYS

BUI and the Holidays   As a traditional pastime, during our vacations, many of us go on a boat for the adventure. Oftentimes that boat ride includes the consumption of alcohol. But many people do not know that the conditions that support a DWI for driving also are applicable to the operation of boats. There [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

JURY FINDS WOMAN NOT GUILTY OF DWI

  Jury finds woman not guilty of DWI It took a Superior Court jury just over two hours to find a Mocksville woman not guilty of driving while impaired. Lauri Anne McGinley, 49, of Main Street, was observed running off the road and nearly colliding with a semi-truck as she was driving east on I-40 [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Charlie Mellies, NEWS, RESULTS|0 Comments

LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGES

Limited Driving Privileges When a person is arrested for Driving While Impaired (or some call it Driving Under the Influence), their license is immediately revoked for a period of 30 days if they refuse a chemical test or have a result over .08. After that, if the person is convicted of DWI they will lose [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

WHY WOULD I WANT A WITNESS AND WHEN?

Why Would I want a Witness and When? For most people, even being suspected of Driving While Impaired (in some states it is called Driving Under the Influence) can cause a lot of personal embarrassment. Because of this, it is not uncommon for a suspect to say they do not want a witness when the [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

I’VE BEEN STOPPED FOR A DWI: WHAT CAN I REFUSE?

I’ve Been Stopped for DWI: What can I Refuse? Being pulled over by an officer can be a very intimidating thing, people are frightened, officers speak in commanding tones and drivers are often left unsure of what is an order and what is an option. These situations usually lead a pulled over driver to ask: [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

THE EFFECTS OF PRIOR DWI’S ON SENTENCING

History of DWI Effects on Sentencing Driving While Intoxicated is always a serious offense. However, the outcome of each individual DWI case depends on a number of factors including your prior driving record. Generally speaking, a first time DWI offender is likely to receive a lighter sentence than someone with a history of DWI offenses. [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment