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Searches, Tests and Interrogations: Understanding Your Rights (and Obligations) After an NC Drunk Driving Arrest

When you get pulled over by the police, understanding your legal rights (and your legal obligations) can be critical to minimizing the consequences of your traffic stop. If the police meet their obligations, any information your supply voluntarily ca… Read More
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Elliot Abrams forfeiture win discussed in NC Lawyers Weekly

A victory by Raleigh white collar criminal defense lawyer Elliot Abrams in asset forfeiture case the subject of NC Lawyers Weekly article. Read More
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State and Federal Authorities Targeting Opioid Crisis through Law Enforcement in North Carolina

As the government’s response to the opioid epidemic continues to make national headlines, law enforcement authorities in North Carolina are taking aggressive action to combat the over-prescription and diversion of opioid medications within the stat… Read More
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U.S. Attorney General: Federal Opioid Program Will Target Central North Carolina

Earlier this month, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government would be implementing a new pilot program designed to target fraud and abuse involving prescription opioid medications. The Department of Justice’s (DOJ)… Read More
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Defending Against Allegations of Unlawful Physician “Self-Referrals” and Anti-Kickback Violations

The Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute are federal laws that impose civil and criminal penalties for a wide range of practices in the context of providing Medicare and Medicaid-reimbursed health care services. While these statutes are extraordinaril… Read More
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Understanding the Legal Terminology in Your North Carolina DWI Case

If you have been arrested for driving while impaired (DWI), understanding your situation is important, and it can also be extremely complicated. In North Carolina, DWI cases are far more complex than most people realize, and both state law and the U.… Read More
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Potential Defenses in Qui Tam Litigation

For companies facing qui tam lawsuits in North Carolina, building a sound defense strategy is critical to minimizing the potential for government intervention and financial liability. Qui tam cases involve lawsuits filed by private citizens (called … Read More
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Qui Tam Defense: What To Expect During Your Whistleblower Case

Under the federal False Claims Act, there are two primary ways that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can initiate a civil claim for reimbursement and other penalties. The first is through a government-initiated investigation. The Federal Bureau of Inv… Read More
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A Look at Police Mistakes That May Provide a Defense to DWI

Just like individuals who have been arrested for DWI can make mistakes that will harm their defense, arresting officers can make mistakes that will harm the State’s chances of a successful prosecution. In fact, even in cases where individuals who h… Read More
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What are Some Common Examples of Medicare Fraud?

Following the Department of Justice’s national $900 million Medicare fraud takedown earlier this year, the Department of Justice, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force and other federal law enforcement authorities are continuing to aggressively pursue ca… Read More
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