CR - Christina RivenBark & Associates Attorneys At Law
Free Consultation
910-338-9813
Representing in Wilmington, NC & South Eastern North Carolina
Email Us Now

March 2014 Archives

North Carolina and New York: singular treatment of juveniles

A recent article appearing in the USA Today newspaper and reprinted in media outlets across the country makes manifestly clear while juvenile offenders charged with criminal offenses in North Carolina have a compelling need for strong and effective legal counsel.

North Carolina and New York: singular treatment of juveniles

A recent article appearing in the USA Today newspaper and reprinted in media outlets across the country makes manifestly clear while juvenile offenders charged with criminal offenses in North Carolina have a compelling need for strong and effective legal counsel.

National DWI/DUI roadside survey spooking Americans nationally

The uniformed cop standing on the pavement in front of you waves you off the road and into a parking lot, for no apparent reason. Then, without your consent, a so-called “passive alcohol sensor” is placed in front of your face, measuring blood-alcohol content. You are then asked about your drinking and driving habits, requested to take a breathalyzer test and additionally informed that you can make some money by providing blood and saliva samples and responding to written questions.

New ruling may affect police search procedures

Without a search warrant, the Fourth Amendment generally prohibits police from entering a home after its owner has denied them access. Notably, a 2003 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court clarified that an occupant of a home can exercise this right, and consequently prevent police from lawfully entering, even if another person in the home would consent to the police’s entry.