Along with the ban on texting while driving that went into affect today there are 50 or so new laws to be aware of. Starting today motorists will be fined as much as $100 if they drive a car with a license plate frame that covers the state name or plate date.
Also in response to the Eve Carson case, probation officers now have access to an offender’s juvenile records without a court order to get a better handle on the person’s criminal history. Warrant-less searches also can now be a common condition of probation. As you may remember the 2 young men who are accused of Killing the UNC student were on parole at the time of the murder.
The government has also expanded the law making it a felony to solicit a child by computer to commit unlawful sex acts to include cell phones.