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North Carolina Learner Permits: Teens with car

How to Get — and Keep — a Learner Permit for a Teen Driver in North Carolina

The state legislature and Department of Transportation (NCDOT), through the Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV), regulate issuance of all driver licenses in North Carolina. Individuals over age 18 may apply for either a standard Driver License or stan… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
Police K-9 in Patrol Car

Police Dog Drug Sniffs in Traffic Stops: New Time Limits

In April 2015, the United States Supreme Court made a decision that significantly changed the constitutional Fourth Amendment-based rules that apply to K9 drug searches — or police dog drug sniffs — conducted by police during a traffic stop. The… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense
Police Search at Car After Smelling Marijuana

Can North Carolina Police Lawfully Search a Car and the Occupants If They Smell the Odor of Marijuana Emanating from the Car?

Although more than half the states have legalized marijuana to some extent, marijuana possession is still illegal in North Carolina. Possession can result in felony or misdemeanor charges, depending on the amount. Penalties can include prison time an… Read More
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Categories: Criminal Defense

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