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That is not a defense to that crime

That is not a defense to that crime – When someone is charged with a crime, they have the presumption of innocence and it is up to the government to
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Surprising Comparisons of Classification Crime Classes in North Carolina

Surprising Comparisons Crime Classification in North Carolina – The severity of a crime depends on the Class the crime is categorized under, whether it is a misdemeanor, or a felony. 
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Snow Days, Closings, and Court Dates

Inclement weather and court house closings – It’s that time of year again. With the cold weather finally upon us, we thought we would write a blog about how to

Extortion in North Carolina

Extortion in North Carolina – Fortunately, many people don’t have much firsthand experience with dealing with the criminal justice system.  In fact, much of what they know or have heard

4th Amendment – Unreasonable Searches and Seizures

The 4th amendment to the United States Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures from law enforcement. This means that it’s very limited and there must be legal justification
Federal criminal defense is a complex area of law. Procedures, discovery, plea deals, trials, etc. have some distinctions from state criminal defense.

Federal Criminal Defense

Federal criminal defense – Not all criminal charges are created equal. Therefore, not all criminal defense is going to the be the same. We are not just talking about strategy,
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Interfering with electronic monitoring device in North Carolina

Interfering with electronic monitoring device in North Carolina – When someone has been thrust into the criminal justice system, often their liberties become restricted even prior to conviction.  One such
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Criminal Trespass in North Carolina

In North Carolina, criminal trespass is a generally a misdemeanor, although in certain circumstances, it is felonious. Trespass is governed by N.C.G.S. 14-159 and is broken down into degrees –
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Should I Call the Police in a Child Custody Dispute?

A lot of people want to call the police to resolve family law issues. Unless there is a violation of criminal law, you should probably not call the police. Even
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The Best DWI Attorneys in Charlotte – What do they have in common?

Driving While Impaired is a very serious charge (DWI-NC), and so is Driving While Under the Influence (DUI-SC). When charged with one of these crimes, everyone tends to look for
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Reckless Driving in North Carolina

Reckless driving is a criminal offense in North Carolina. It is a Class 2 misdemeanor and is governed by N.C.G.S. 20-140. This blog discusses reckless driving in North Carolina. This
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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Criminal Appeals

Ineffective assistance of counsel claims in criminal cases – In criminal matters, when a trial is over and a defendant is found guilty, the case might not be over at
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Blue Laws and NC Liquor Laws

Blue Laws and NC liquor laws – Blue laws are laws that restrict or prohibit certain activities from taking place on a Sunday. Such laws are remnants of the colonial
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Will my DWI be dismissed if my BAC was lower than .08?

In North Carolina, the state rarely dismisses DWI charges. If a DWI charge is dismissed, it is most commonly due to a defense attorney prevailing on certain pre-trial motions, such
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Keep Your Mouth Shut: Jail Edition

This may seem like a strange title for a criminal defense blog, but there really is no better way to put it. Far too often, suspects charged with a crime

When is My Next Court Date?

How do I find out when my next criminal court date in North Carolina is? Generally, you will be given notice of your North Carolina court date through documentation (such
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Defending Sex Crime Charges

Defending sex crime charges – Being charged with any crime is stressful and problematic, but not all allegations — and not all criminal consequences — are created equal. One of
Brothel Law

The myth and the truth behind the “Brothel Law”

If you’ve ever attended college, you have probably heard people say that large groups of women cohabitating qualifies as a brothel and is therefore illegal under the “Brothel Law.” This
Sexual Activity with a Student in North Carolina

Sexual Activity with a Student in North Carolina

Sexual activity with a student in North Carolina – North Carolina has several sex crimes and several strategies and methods to defend those crimes. The varying degrees of seriousness are
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White Collar Crime

White collar crime – Criminal charges come in all shapes, sizes, and categories with many differences and nuances between them. The term white collar crime is thrown around in the


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