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New laws go into effect for NC, including changes to Castle Doctrine
NBC 17 ^ | 12/01/11

Posted on 12/01/2011 7:21:24 AM PST by Libloather

New laws go into effect for NC, including changes to Castle Doctrine
By: NBC17 Staff
Published: December 01, 2011

**SNIP**

Under the bill, a person charged with murder, manslaughter, or assault on a pregnant woman will face the same charged for the unborn child.

**SNIP**

Other laws that went into effect Dec.1:

Laura's Law. This toughens sentences on repeat drunk drivers. It's named for 17-year-old Laura Fortenberry who was killed in a crash by a repeat offender.

Police will start taking DNA samples from people arrested for an assortment of crimes. It used to only apply to suspects arrested for violent or sex crimes, now the law will include kidnapping, assault, and robbery.

And a change to the state's Castle Doctrine, which allows a person to used deadly force against someone for breaking into their home. The new law applies to vehicles and places of work.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.nbc17.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; castle; doctrine; laws; nc
Git a gun.
1 posted on 12/01/2011 7:21:30 AM PST by Libloather
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‘And a change to the state’s Castle Doctrine, which allows a person to used deadly force against someone for breaking into their home. The new law applies to vehicles and places of work.’

Does this apply to police serving a no-knock at the wrong address? Just wondering....


2 posted on 12/01/2011 7:52:31 AM PST by 556x45
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3 posted on 12/01/2011 8:15:55 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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Cheers to NC.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 9:03:30 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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Laura's Law. This toughens sentences on repeat drunk drivers. It's named for 17-year-old Laura Fortenberry who was killed in a crash by a repeat offender.

IMO, the first DUI means one year's forfeiture of license. If caught driving while suspended, car is seized (there goes borrowing a car). A second DUI means lifetime forfeiture (introduces the drunk to the joys of walking or taking a taxi. Expensive, or no taxi service? Gee, then maybe you shouldn't drink and drive.)

Until Draconian measures like these are introduced, tragedies like Laura will continue.

5 posted on 12/01/2011 9:24:55 AM PST by Oatka (This is the USA, assimilate or evaporate.)
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Until Draconian measures like these are introduced, tragedies like Laura will continue.

(forehead slap)

That's all we need, MORE laws! Why, everyone knows that alcoholics all think straight enough to fear the ever-increasing penalties for driving drunk!

Stop with the government overreach. We have enough laws already. Either put public drunks in jail, or stop whining about it.

6 posted on 12/01/2011 9:54:38 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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NC also clarified its laws governing possession of machine guns and suppressors, and that goes into effect today, as well.

Here is my FR post on the subject (#34 in the thread).

7 posted on 12/01/2011 10:00:19 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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(forehead slap) That's all we need, MORE laws! Why, everyone knows that alcoholics all think straight enough to fear the ever-increasing penalties for driving drunk!
It doesn't matter what they fear. It's what the guy lending them their car is thinking. Anybody who lends them their car loses it if their "buddy" gets busted a second time. Word will get around REAL fast and the guy will have to walk.

Stop with the government overreach. We have enough laws already. Either put public drunks in jail, or stop whining about it.
No, we just need to STIFFEN the existing regulations. Don't give the judges any leeway - 2nd time around, they are banned for life. Period.

Unfortunately, until a politician's relative is killed, the law won't be presented as all too many of them DWI.

8 posted on 12/01/2011 4:06:25 PM PST by Oatka (This is the USA, assimilate or evaporate.)
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