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Extraordinary Mitigation in North Carolina Criminal Cases

Extraordinary mitigation in North Carolina criminal cases – In North Carolina if you are convicted of a felony, you will be punished according to the North Carolina Felony Sentencing Guidelines. 
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Sentencing Hearing in North Carolina

Sentencing hearing in North Carolina – In North Carolina, criminal convictions follow structured sentencing governed by the North Carolina misdemeanor sentencing guidelines and North Carolina felony sentencing guidelines.  These guidelines
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Providing False Information to the Police

Providing false information to the police – As criminal defense attorneys, our default position is typically, “don’t talk to the police”. Especially if you have been charged or are suspected
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Material Witness Orders/Ensuring A Witness to Testify in a Criminal Matter

Material witness orders – In North Carolina (like every other jurisdiction) the primary way to enter evidence in a criminal trial is through witness testimony. Problems can occur, however, when
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Maintaining a Vehicle or Dwelling for Drugs in North Carolina

Maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for drugs – There are a wide variety of drug crimes in North Carolina that have a wide range of levels of seriousness. From crimes
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Assault by Strangulation

Assault by strangulation is a Class H felony in North Carolina. In North Carolina, there are many different types of assault, ranging from low-level misdemeanors to felonies. One type of
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Organized Retail Theft in North Carolina

Organized retail theft – In North Carolina, theft crimes are numerous and varying. Most people have heard of larceny and shoplifting. Additionally, the concepts of obtaining property under false pretenses
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Child Support Payments While Incarcerated

Occasionally, we are asked the question, “Do I still have to pay child support if I’m in in jail?” The answer to this question is not always simple. The purpose
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Impeachment by Prior Convictions in a Criminal Trial (NC)

Prior convictions as impeachment in a criminal trial – Can prior convictions be used against a defendant at his trial? We answer this question in detail below. Like all of
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DWI Stop and Arrest – What You May and May Not Refuse in NC

Endless people make common mistakes during a DWI stop as a result of not knowing their rights (click here to learn more). This blog seeks to inform people of their
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Going Armed to the Terror of the People (NC)

Going armed to the terror of the people in North Carolina – As criminal defense attorneys, we are exposed to and hear about different crimes quite often.  Even though we
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Lesser Included Offenses in North Carolina

Lesser included offenses in North Carolina – Sometimes a defendant who is charged with a crime, goes to trial and then gets convicted of something similar but less serious. Typically,
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Shoplifting in North Carolina

Shoplifting in North Carolina – There are a wide variety of theft crimes in most jurisdictions. In that regard, North Carolina is no different. One such crime is shoplifting, but
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Prostitution Law in North Carolina – Interesting Considerations

Prostitution law in North Carolina – interesting considerations – Prostitution is an interesting topic in regards to North Carolina criminal law. It is one of the few instances where two
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Challenging a Search Warrant in North Carolina

Challenging a search warrant in North Carolina – When a defendant is facing a criminal trial, what he or she must worry about is the quantity and quality of evidence
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Conditions of Probation in North Carolina

Conditions of probation in North Carolina – When someone is convicted of a crime in North Carolina, typically they are sentenced to some period of incarceration, probation, or both. We
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Assault on a Female in North Carolina

There are a wide variety of assault charges in North Carolina, ranging from various misdemeanor assault charges to various felony assault charges. One type of misdemeanor assault is known as
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Falsely Accused of a Crime

Falsely accused of a crime – Any run in with the law can be a scary and stressful thing.  Being charged with a crime has lasting consequences and may negatively
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Legal Research in Criminal Cases

Legal research in criminal cases – The amount of work that a criminal defense attorney must do on a criminal case is often unknown and underestimated.  It is not difficult
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Bank Fraud Federal Charge

Bank fraud federal charge – There are a wide variety of theft crimes in every jurisdiction. Most theft crimes are going to be state charges, while some of them can

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