NC Criminal Defense

Whether you have a pending traffic court date or criminal court date, many criminal defense and traffic clients have concerns about their pending court date. This blog provides an overview of what to expect on your court date. Courthouse procedure varies drastically by county, but there are certain things that you should expect, regardless of

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Being convicted of a crime can negatively impact a non-citizen’s immigration status and if a non-citizen or naturalized citizen is accused of a crime, they should talk to a criminal defense attorney. Whether or not a person is currently in immigration proceedings or could be in immigration proceedings, it is important to talk to a

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With the widespread use of the Internet, social media, and text messaging, North Carolina law has expanded to recognize a new category of crimes – cyber crimes. This blog will explore some of the cyber crimes recognized in North Carolina, namely “disclosure of private images,” “cyberstalking,” and “cyber-bullying”   Disclosure of Private Images   North

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There are many drug charges in North Carolina. Some involve charges simply involving the possession of drugs, or, more severely, the sale of drugs, the delivery of drugs, or the manufacture of drugs.  While those all tend to make sense to the average citizen, drug trafficking laws can be confusing and misunderstood, and tend to

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In North Carolina, possession of a controlled substance (drugs) has varying degrees of severity and many different types of consequences. The severity of the charges and the potential consequences are influenced by which drug is in question and how much of it was found in the “possession” of the defendant. North Carolina Drug possession Schedules

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In North Carolina: Conditional Discharge: the Defendant is found guilty or pleads guilty, but is then placed on probation without the court setting judgment in the case, pending review at the end of the probation period. Once the requirements of the conditional discharge are met, the charges will be dismissed. Conditional Discharge 90-96: for certain

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What is homicide? Homicide is the killing of one human-being by another human-being. There are different types of homicide, they include: murder and manslaughter. What is the difference between murder and manslaughter? Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being by another human being with intent. A killing can be lawful when committed in

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Felonies in North Carolina are divided into ten (10) different classes, A (the most serious), B1, B2, C, D, E, F, G, H, I (the least serious). Felonies can be punished by either Community Punishment, Intermediate Punishment, or Active Punishment. What is the difference between the three types of punishment? Community, Intermediate, and Active Punishment

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White Collar Crimes: Embezzlement Punishment in North Carolina What are White Collar Crimes? White Collar Crimes are financially motivated and non-violent in nature, these crimes are usually committed by someone inside the business or a government professional. Embezzlement, also known as financial fraud, is a type of White Collar Crime. Embezzlement is the unlawful and

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Generally, North Carolina sentencing for criminal defendants depends on their prior criminal convictions. Additionally, North Carolina has a designation for what is considered to be a habitual felon.  This status causes the defendant to be sentenced much more harshly than he or she would have otherwise been, based on the charged offense. Habitual Felon Status

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