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North Carolina's rule on charging teens as adults to change

You may or may not know this, but North Carolina is finally taking steps to fix what many people (especially defense attorneys) believe is a 100-year-old mistake. That's when North Carolina's government defined 16-year-old children as "adults" under the criminal justice system.

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."

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