White Collar Crimes vs Blue Collar Crimes in America

White Collar Crimes vs Blue Collar Crimes in America

Historically, “blue collar” crime was any criminal act performed by civilians of lower economic and social stature, whereas “white collar” crimes were often associated with wealthier individuals residing in the upper echelon of America’s social and economic structure....
Five Tactics Used to Compel Criminal Confessions

Five Tactics Used to Compel Criminal Confessions

Coercing Criminal Confessions Interrogation methods, regardless of their end goal, can be brutal, even necessary, to retrieve facts, solve cases, and get criminal confessions. Some argue that these tactics are not ethical or effective, while others believe the more...

How Criminal Defense Attorneys Minimize Pretrial Publicity

As witnessed with George Zimmerman and Casey Anthony, publicity can add equally positive and negative emotions to jurors charged with deciding the fate of persons accused of murder. In the above cases, Mark O’Mara and Jose Baez, respectively, neutralized the media...

CDL DWI Charges Have Serious Consequences in North Carolina

As commercial drivers have responsibilities normal passengers car drivers do not, North Carolina laws are not kind when these highly skilled drivers cause accidents on our roadways. The urgency for defendants to retain an expert DWI attorney increases because the...

Connivance in Alienation of Affections Claims

Criminal conversation and alienation of affection are legitimate tort claims in North Carolina, although statewide few cases are heard annually. Each claim has a tortfeasor (the individual who interfered with the marital rights of another), also called a paramour. The...

The Whistleblower Protection Act and Protected Complaints

Five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters located in the Foggy Bottom area of D.C. in 1972, setting in motion a constitutional crisis that not only resulted in the unraveling of Nixon’s presidency, but whistleblowers revealed the existence of...

Will Contributory Negligence Hurt My Personal Injury Case?

A grieving North Carolina mother who recently had her personal injury case denied by several firms due to contributory negligence, is hoping her Change.org petition will rewrite the law that has forced numerous injury claims to get denied – claims that had substantial...

Arrested for DWI or DUI? Why it is Worth Fighting

Thousands of people across North Carolina each week brave the mighty highways to return home after an evening of drinking. In 2016 alone, 35,967 inebriated persons found their way into a police cruiser for driving while impaired, making the Tar Heel State the 15th...

2018 Formal Ethics Opinion 1

Participation in Website Directories and Rating Systems that Include Third Party Reviews Posted by Eben Rawls, State Bar Councilor for the 26th Judicial District (2016 – Present) The opinion explains when a lawyer may participate in an online rating system and a...

The Difference Between Federal and State Criminal Defense

To mount a defense to a criminal charge, your legal defense team will need alter how your case is handled depending on whether if it’s being tried in a federal or a state court. In fact, some law firms do not have the experience needed to represent a client charged...

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