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Report: High Number Of Heavy Equipment Thefts In North Carolina

North Carolina is second only to Texas in terms of heavy-equipment theft, according to a published report. The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its 2012 Heavy Equipment Theft report on October 10, 2013. The top three most stolen items were mowers (5,363), loaders (1,943) and tractors (1,459). Texas was number one, with 1,401 thefts, and … Read More

When Do The Police Not Need A Search Warrant?

The Fourth Amendment bans warrantless searches and seizures, unless an exception applies. In this instance, the exceptions may very well have swallowed the rule. The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly wrestled with warrantless searches over the years. In some decisions, it seems as if the Fourth Amendment has almost been completely eviscerated. But, then … Read More

Fair Amusement Ride Operator Denied Bail Reduction

On October 27, 2013, a Wake County judge refused to reduce the bail of a man charged with injuring five people and tampering with an amusement park ride.  Prosecutors allege that Timothy Tutterrow, 46, of Quitman, Georgia altered the safety systems on The Vortex, a popular ride at the recently closed North Carolina State Fair. … Read More

Actor Arrested For DWI In North Carolina

On October 16, 2013, actor Christopher McDonald was arrested in Wilmington and charged with DWI.  Mr. McDonald has appeared in various films, including Happy Gilmore, Thelma and Louise and Requiem for a Dream. When arrested at approximately 2:30 a.m., Mr. McDonald reportedly had a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .15, almost twice the legal limit. Mr. … Read More

Announcing the Launch of Our Blog: Criminal Law News & Advice

Criminal charges are never easy to face — but you don’t have to face them alone. When you call The Clifford Division of Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale, LLP, you speak to attorneys who are dedicated to fighting for your rights and preserving your reputation. We’ve been defending clients in Greensboro, NC since 1973, and we … Read More