In North Carolina, as is the case across the country, a resident's arrest for DWI will usually begin with a police officer stopping a driver.
In cooperation with local law enforcement officials from across the state, North Carolina's Alcohol Enforcement Agency made over 130 arrests and submitted over 200 criminal charges in connection with a recent raid they coordinated at several locations across the state.
No one in Statesville, North Carolina, wants to deal with a speeding or other traffic ticket. In addition to having to fork over a fine after getting caught going a few miles over the speed limit, for instance, a driver may also have to deal with points on their driving record and higher insurance premiums for the next several months.
A previous post on this blog reported that several people in a town not far from Statesville, North Carolina, had been caught up in a drug bust. Police reportedly found methamphetamine and other evidence of drug distribution in the home that they searched.
Seven people who face multiple drug-related charges after police allegedly broke up a methamphetamine distributing operation. The alleged operation was taking place relatively close to an elementary school in Drexel, North Carolina, which is a town not far from Statesville.
There are right ways and wrong ways to handle the end of a romantic relationship. Generally speaking, legal issues arising from the end of the relationship should be handled through the legal system, while the emotional fallout may be better dealt with outside of the public eye.
It is an age-old adage that "driving is privilege, not a right." Still, despite being a "privilege," a Statesville, North Carolina, resident must rely heavily on his or her ability to drive in order to function in daily life. Perhaps more importantly, the vast majority of people need to be able to drive in order to commute to work and earn a living.
Prior to recent tragic events in another state that have received ongoing media attention, police twice arrested a North Carolina teenager who allegedly threatened to blow up a school in his area.
One need only read some of this blog's previous posts to know how easy it is for public officials, elected or not, to wind up in legal trouble. In some cases, North Carolina law quite literally imposes a higher standard of conduct on public officials.
Aspiring Statesville and other local North Carolina politicians might not be fully aware of this, but when they took on a political office or position, even one at the local level, they can be criminally charged for not doing their jobs. Such was the case for a sheriff recently, and the details of his case were reported in a previous post on this blog.