When you make a huge mistake, such as driving while impaired (DWI), you probably hope to accept the consequences and then move on with your life. However, it’s not always so simple. When you have been arrested for DWI in North Carolina, the records are public, which allows for anyone to find them. Criminal records […]Read More
Does Swerving Alone Constitute Reasonable Suspicion for a DUI/DWI in NC?
It can be terrifying to be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). You never expect to find yourself in such a situation. If convicted of DUI/DWI, your license can be suspended or revoked, you can lose your job – and your reputation. However, just because you have been charged […]Read More
What to Know About Larceny in North Carolina
Taking someone else’s property without their permission is generally punishable under the law. North Carolina takes these types of crimes seriously. The punishment for shoplifting, also known as larceny, is dependent upon the value of the goods that were stolen. Larceny Crimes Based on Value of Goods If the value of the items that were […]Read More
Non-Legal Consequences of a Sex Crime Conviction
Some of the most serious crimes that someone can be accused of are sex crimes such as rape, and sexual assault. For this reason, those who are convicted of such crimes face steep fines and significant prison sentences. You will also lose certain rights such as owning or possessing a firearm (for violent sex crimes) […]Read More
Here’s Why You Should Always Follow a Protective Order
If a protective order for domestic assault has been filed against you, you may be extremely hurt, angry, confused, and wonder what to do next. You may think that the order is inappropriate or uncalled for, you may even think that the individual who filed it lied about what happened and that it is unnecessary. […]Read More
What is the Safety Valve Provision and How Can it Lessen Federal Sentencing?
When someone is convicted of a specific crime or accepts a plea bargain, they automatically receive at least a pre-established minimum sentence for that crime. It may come as a surprise that it’s actually Congress – not a judge – that sets those minimums. The judge can choose to increase the sentence from the minimum […]Read More
What to Know About Embezzlement in North Carolina
Embezzlement, often referred to as a white-collar crime, is the taking of money, funds, or other property that is received because of the individual’s job or their office, and he or she knowingly converts such assets for his or her own use. Put simply, when someone is trusted to manage money or other property and […]Read More
When Can Criminal Charges Be Dropped in North Carolina?
When you’ve been charged with a crime it can be an extremely overwhelming time. You want to prove that you are not guilty, but you’ve probably spent a lot of time wishing the situation would go away entirely. And sometimes, it does. The best outcome – regardless of the seriousness of the accusations against you […]Read More
Types of Auto Theft in North Carolina
Unfortunately, the theft of motor vehicles in North Carolina is not uncommon. It’s important to understand that there are different types of theft as well as other crimes that may apply when an individual uses, damages, or misappropriates an auto vehicle. North Carolina varies from some other states in that it does not have a […]Read More
Childhood Trauma May Serve as Mitigating Factor Concerning Violent Crimes
While all crimes are to be taken very seriously, violent crimes are considered much more serious than other “victimless” crimes, such as traffic offenses. As a result, those who are convicted of a violent crime often face lengthy jail sentences and hefty fines – not to mention a criminal record, which often impacts everything from […]Read More