What is a speed trap?

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Many drivers in the triangle area caught speeding in what most call a “speed trap.” One officer parks on an I-40 overpass with a radar gun and calls the make and model of vehicles to multiple officers further down the road. There are many other techniques, but this is one of the most effective. Calling it a speed trap insinuates the … Read More

My Spouse Has a Divorce Attorney, Should I Hire My Own?

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If your spouse has already retained the services of a divorce attorney, you are going to need your own lawyer. While divorces certainly happen all the time with one or sometimes even no lawyers involved, that does not mean that it is necessarily in your best interest to go without one. If your spouse has already hired counsel, he or … Read More

White Collar Crime Law Changes – The #1 Why the President Isn’t Happy

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican, Democrat or Independent – we all recognize the fact that crime rates are rising. The rise in crime and subsequent incarceration has left us with prisons that are extremely overcrowded. Recently, a change in criminal law sentencing went into effect. Lawmakers are trying to combat the issue of overcrowded prisons, as well as … Read More

2 Sides to Every Story—the Marijuana Legalization Debate: Part II

We’ve all heard the saying that there are two sides to every story. This is definitely true for the marijuana legalization debate. Both sides—supporters and opponents—are extremely passionate about their cause. While more people are beginning to support marijuana legalization, there are still many states where medical marijuana, let alone recreational marijuana use, is still illegal. Why does cannabis have … Read More

2 Sides to Every Story—the Marijuana Legalization Debate: Part I

Marijuana legalization has been at the center of political and legal debates for decades. Supporters don’t understand why marijuana is illegal, especially when there are legal drugs on the market that are much more dangerous. Critics are just as passionate about marijuana legalization as its supporters. The legalization of marijuana, whether medicinal or recreational, is taking place in some states, … Read More

5 Things to Look For When Choosing Your Divorce Attorney

No one goes into marriage thinking about what kind of divorce attorney they will need to hire down the road. For most, marriage is a sacred union and their vows are taken seriously – “till death do us part.” Unfortunately, approximately half of all marriages end in divorce. The reasons for divorce vary, but the need for a good lawyer … Read More

5 Reasons Why Marriage Might Be Preferred to Singleness

Love and marriage – we’ve been taught they go hand-in-hand, and yet many forgo marriage for singleness. Getting married has been a goal of most people for thousands of years, but it is becoming increasingly unpopular. What has contributed to this shift causing more people to celebrate singleness? Is there any evidence that marriage is beneficial? Why Most People Think … Read More

4 Alcohol-Related Violations That Can Get You into Some Serious Trouble

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Alcohol and alcohol-related violations have been a hot topic of debate for almost 200 years. The prohibition movement officially began in the 1820s, but the debate was especially intense during the early part of the twentieth century, with Prohibition becoming law in 1920. In 1933, a Constitutional amendment ended Prohibition, but some states refused to lift the band until decades … Read More

White Collar Crimes—2 Reasons Why They Aren’t Going Away

When most people think of crimes they often immediately imagine violent crimes—rape, murder, assault. There are many different types of crimes, though, most of which are non-violent. But even these types of crimes have far-reaching and long-lasting effects. White collar crimes are some such crimes. Victims of white collar crimes suffer the consequences of those crimes for years. Exactly what … Read More

Defective Products—2 Things to Consider Before Taking Legal Action

Over the past few years, it seems like we hear of a major incident involving defective products on a weekly basis. Defective baby toys, automobiles, even food products have caused thousands of injuries, illnesses and even the deaths. Auto Scandals—the Most Recent News in Defective Products In recent weeks, the news has been overtaken by defective automobile scandals. Volkswagen representatives … Read More