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Drunk driving conviction overturned in North Carolina

A North Carolina woman who blew a .16 -- or higher -- on several Breathalyzer tests has had her drunk driving conviction overturned on appeal. The case is a fascinating example of just how seriously the courts take the issue of "probable cause" when the police make a traffic stop for suspected drunk driving (or anything else).

In trouble with the law? Try legal help, not magic

The trial of a North Carolina murder defendant was abruptly halted before jury selection was even over after prosecutors disclosed information that seemed to indicate the defendant was trying to arrange for some sort of harm to come to the judge in his case.

Flawed forensics: What every criminal defendant should know

Imagine this: You're arrested for some sort of crime, whether it's drunk driving, drug possession, assault or something else. You're absolutely sure that you're innocent -- but the police tell you that the evidence says you're lying. "Forensics," they may say, "never lie."

Criminal charges against North Carolina pet rescuer dropped

Most of the time, when people think of criminal activity associated with hurricanes and other natural disasters, looting usually comes to mind -- not an illegal animal rescue operation. Unfortunately, authorities in North Carolina decided to focus their attention on the activities of a dedicated animal lover who crossed some legal boundaries during her attempts to protect pets that were abandoned by their owners during the approach of Hurricane Florence.

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