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When are police entitled to search a car without a warrant?

If you ask most North Carolina motorists about the grounds on which they can be stopped by a police officer, they'll likely tell you that it can only happen if they saw them engage in illegal activity or have reason to believe that they're still engaging in it. Most residents may be less sure about a police officer's right to search their vehicle without a warrant. It can be lawfully done in a variety of circumstances.

Why is estate planning key, even for singles?

Many individuals who are tasked with saying what comes to mind when they hear the term "estate planning" often mention wealthy, elderly individuals with kids drafting wills. This phrase means so much more than that though. Estate planning is an important process that all individuals, including those who are young, single, childless and have little means should also engage in.

How can you tell if police violated your rights during an arrest?

It's frightening and overwhelming to face criminal charges, especially those pertaining to drunk driving. Will you lose your right to drive? What will this mean for your future? Even a first offense can seriously impact your life, and it's worthwhile to work diligently to defend your future interests and keep your criminal record clean. 

Drug use can also get you charged with a DWI/DUI

When many people hear that someone has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), they often think that someone got behind the wheel of their car while intoxicated from alcohol. However, countless individuals are charged with DWI/DUI after driving under the influence of over-the-counter remedies, prescription medications or illegal drugs.

A multi-county North Carolina police operation nets 636 arrests

Last week, the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) arrested 444 residents. The state agency notes that special agents teamed up with local police and sheriff's departments in eight districts to conduct this operation.

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