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March 2013 Archives

Insurance fraud charged against 2 men for "exaggerated" claim

There is a long history of arrests for insurance fraud involving consumers submitting fraudulent injury claims from automobile accidents and similar events. Intentionally submitting a substantively false claim is one thing, but some of these arrests seem to be questionably premised on a fine-line distinction between normal negotiating tactics and actual fraud. For example, a North Carolina man was recently arrested for insurance fraud regarding a July 31, 2012 car accident.

High school girl dies in car accident at school bus stop

When a young woman enters a bus stop area to get on an approaching school bus, other drivers in the area should probably be operating with a degree of heightened carefulness. But in this case a 14-year-old North Carolina girl stepped onto the road at a school bus stop to await an approaching school bus. Instead, she was struck and killed in a car accident.

Police sweep a North Carolina city in push against violent crime

A crime sweep that results in massive arrests in one fell swoop tend to walk a fine line between admirable police-work and denial of individual liberties. When the police make 120 arrests in one investigation dealing with crimes involving violence and firearms, it is likely that some of those charges will be found to be invalid. About 150 law enforcement officers from a number of agencies recently swooped down on a North Carolina county armed with over 160 arrest warrants designed to stem the tide of violent crime in the area.

North Carolina officer charged in drunk driving accident

A North Carolina police officer faces charges after a recent incident. The sheriff's deputy was charged with suspected drunk driving and has been fired from his post. The drunk driving accident incident occurred in Onslow County.

North Carolina fatal accident kills 1; driver faces charges

A tragic crash in North Carolina has resulted in the death of a man and criminal charges against the driver who may have been responsible. The fatal accident occurred during the evening hours close to a local seafood restaurant. So far, there have been no specific details released about what may have caused the crash.

Court won't release prisoners innocent of a federal crime

Sometimes a court issues a decision that makes innocent certain actions that once were thought to be criminal. This brings up a problem for those who were convicted and went to prison for something now recognized as crime-free. Usually, if the prosecutor in a case requests a reversal of the conviction, the prisoner will be freed. In North Carolina recently, there were at least two instances of federal judges balking at federal prosecutors' requests to free prisoners wrongly convicted of committing a federal crime.

Man accepts plea deal for North Carolina drunk driving crash

A North Carolina man accused of drunk driving in a fatal crash in 2010 has made a plea in his case. The alleged drunk driving accident occurred when his vehicle crossed over the center line and collided with another vehicle being driving by a 23-year-old woman. The woman passed away at the crash scene, and the driver faced several criminal charges.

North Carolina drunk driving accident leads to criminal charges

Some North Carolina families may have had their lives impacted by a drunk driving accident. Any time that someone chooses to get behind the wheel after consuming alcoholic beverages, it is possible that they could be involved in an accident that results in serious injuries or even a fatality. Victims of a drunk driving accident have legal rights available to them and may be able to seek compensation through the civil courts.

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