We’d like to take the time to congratulate our very own, Bill Finn, for being recognized as a top Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Raleigh, NC area. Bill has earned a 9.6 “Superb” rating by Avvo, an online legal resource that assesses a lawyer’s background, experience, client reviews and case successes.
With the start of the new school year, what better time than now to review the rules and regulations pertaining to stopped school busses. How are school busses different from that of other busses? The definition of a school bus includes the transportation of children, school personnel or senior citizens and only applies in the event that the words “school bus” are plainly visible on the front and rear of the bus.
We’re frequently asked… Can a police officer be wrong and get away with it? A recent North Carolina case posed this exact question and the outcome may surprise you. On December 15, 2014, in the decision of Heien v. North Carolina, United States Supreme Court Justices ruled that a police officer could make a seizure based on his belief that an individual was breaking the law… even if the officer’s belief was incorrect.
As Legislature reconvenes in 2015, a bill is expected to be introduced that will require North Carolina police officers to wear a body camera while they are on duty. This bill is in response to the recent police-involved deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City, New York.