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May 2016 Archives

Distracted driving causes thousands of accidents each year

It is no secret that distracted driving has become a major concern in North Carolina and across the country. According to statistics compiled by the North Carolina Department of Transportation in the years between 2008 and 2013 there have been approximately 50,000 crashes each year in the state caused by distracted driving with approximately 28,000 injuries occurring for the same reason, and at least 140 fatalities has resulted from distracted driving in each of these years. Crashes and injuries are happening in the state three to four times more often due to distracted driving than due to alcohol use.

When to take and when to refuse a plea bargain

Some attorneys avoid discussing plea bargains with their clients out of a desire not to be perceived as unwilling to take a case to trial. Yet plea bargains are common components of the American justice system and make up approximately 90 percent of the total criminal cases.