Policeman with a K-9 unit dog preparing for a search.

What Is the ‘Exclusionary Rule?’

Can illegally obtained evidence be used against you at trial? The simple answer is “no.” When you are charged with a crime, all evidence presented at trial must have been obtained in a legal manner; any illegally obtained evidence may not be presented. This is called the “exclusionary rule.” The exclusionary rule was established as […]

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Can Domestic Violence Be Considered a Felony in NC?

Domestic violence is treated very seriously in North Carolina, as it is in every other state. Those charged and convicted of such behavior will receive consequences correlating to the classification of domestic violence: misdemeanor or felony. So how are these classifications identified? Domestic violence includes physical or sexual violence, such as: Pushing Shoving Punching Choking […]

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Addiction Proves Serious Problem for North Carolina Residents

Unfortunately, addiction is a reality for millions across the United States, with varying drugs gaining popularity. Recently, opioids are greatly impacting many residents of North Carolina.  Opioids differ from a lot of drugs in that unlike others that are illegal, opioid addiction usually begins because a doctor prescribes an opium-based medication. Although there are now […]

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OnMyWay App Hopes to Decrease Distracted Driving

While technology has helped us in many different areas of life, there are areas where it has also caused a negative impact. One such area is the usage of phones contributing to distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017 distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,166 people. The National […]

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Animal Cruelty Is Now a Federal Felony

What animal lovers everywhere have always deemed as horrific is now being held accountable. The recent passage of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act unanimously in the House and the Senate has been signed by President Trump, making acts of animal cruelty a federal felony. Though historically looked at as property, animals are now […]

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Drones Used in Commission of Crimes Also Used to Solve Them

Even though they have only been widely available to the general public for about five years, drones have already undoubtedly made a mark on society. Drones, unmanned, remotely-flow aerial vehicles, have been registered about 1.5 million times in the U.S., accounting for both commercial and recreational uses. This doesn’t even include those that have been […]

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A lonely boy dealing with child neglect.

Can Noticeable Neglect Lead to Criminal Charges?

Being a parent is no easy feat; it comes with a lot of responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is to protect the physical health and welfare of our children. Not only does that include things such as ensuring that they have food and shelter, but also taking our children to the doctor for an annual […]

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What Are Your Miranda Rights?

Most of us who have seen either a legal TV show or movie and have heard the police make a statement such as “You have the right to remain silent” before arresting an individual. This is part of what is known as your Miranda rights or Miranda warning. Your Miranda warning warns the individual of […]

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Accusations of Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Unfortunately for the many individuals impacted, sexual assault has proved to be one of the most common safety issues plaguing college campuses. A study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which included 5,000 college students who were enrolled in more than 100 schools, yielded results showing that 20 percent of individuals reported being raped. With […]

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