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Trespassing in North Carolina
Trespassing in North Carolina

In North Carolina, the term trespassing carries several different connotations and possible repercussions. North Carolina differentiates between four different types of trespassing for the purposes of criminal actions. It is very important to know the differences and know ...

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Criminal Law

  • Common Misunderstandings with DWI Laws in North Carolina

    In North Carolina, one of the most common criminal charges is Driving While Impaired, or DWI. While DWI may be one of the most commonly charged crimes ...

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  • North Carolina Probation Violations

    One of the most common punishments after a criminal conviction in North Carolina is being placed on probation. There are two kinds of probation in ...

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  • The Theft Crime of Larceny in North Carolina

    In North Carolina there are several different types of theft-related crimes, ranging from the lowest level misdemeanors, such as misdemeanor ...

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  • What Happens If You Miss Court?

    Once a court date is missed, it is important to know what the consequences are and what to do next. Questions arise such as: is there a warrant for ...

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  • Hemp or Weed… and Why You Should Care

    Some of the more common charges in North Carolina are misdemeanor possession of Marijuana or a schedule VI controlled substance. In fact, marijuana ...

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  • Assault on a Female in North Carolina

    In North Carolina, assault charges are usually broken down into two groups; felony and misdemeanor assaults. One of the most serious misdemeanor ...

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  • Vehicle Registration & License Plate Violations

    In North Carolina, one of the most common ways to be pulled over by the police is by allowing your vehicle’s registration to expire. It is a violation ...

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  • Why You Should Plead “Not Guilty” at Arraignment

    After an arrest, an arraignment--the first court hearing--will be scheduled within 30 days or so. Once you are read the charges filed against you and ...

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  • North Carolina Expunctions

    An expunction is a legal action used to remove or erase items from a person’s criminal record. There are several different types of expunctions in ...

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  • North Carolina Marijuana Laws

    Many states throughout the country have legalized the recreational or medicinal use of cannabis. Unfortunately, North Carolina has yet to catch on to ...

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  • What is Vehicular Homicide?

    An accident that results in a fatality is always a serious situation, however, the filing of criminal charges often compounds this situation and makes ...

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  • What Makes a Crime Domestic Violence?

    In North Carolina there are certain charges that are by their very nature, crimes of domestic violence. This is most commonly seen in the charge of ...

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  • Restraining Orders in North Carolina

    In North Carolina, there are two types of restraining orders: domestic violence protective orders and civil no-contact orders . In the court system, a ...

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  • North Carolina Assault by Strangulation

    In North Carolina there are many different types of assault charges, ranging from misdemeanor simple assault, all the way up to felony assault ...

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  • North Carolina Domestic Violence Protective Order Violation

    One of the most common domestic violence crimes is violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order (“DVPO”), commonly referred to as a restraining ...

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  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon in North Carolina

    North Carolina closely regulates the carrying of concealed weapons by the public. NCGS 14-269 prohibits the carrying of deadly weapons, except as ...

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  • SIX Things You Need to Know About Drug Cases in North Carolina

    North Carolina’s Controlled Substances Act can be found in North Carolina General Statute Chapter 90. There are several different sections outlining ...

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  • Miranda Rights Misconceptions

    The Miranda Warning, commonly known as being ‘Mirandized,’ is one of the most talked about and misunderstood aspects of criminal arrest and ...

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  • What Are Criminal Summons and Private Warrants?

    When an officer knocks on your door and hands you a criminal summons, what does that mean? While most of us will never experience this, many citizens ...

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  • I Have Been In A Motor Vehicle Accident, What Do I Do Now?

    I have been in a motor vehicle accident, what do I do now? Most people have never been in an accident and are unaware of their options following a ...

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  • What You Need to Know About Boating While Impaired (BWI) Laws In North Carolina

    What You Need to Know About Boating While Impaired (BWI) Laws in North Carolina In 2016, North Carolina enacted Sheyenne’s Law in response to an ...

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  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Domestic Violence and the Law

    Domestic violence is a crime. It’s a crime that not only impacts the victim, but can have a lasting effect on loved ones, family members, friends and ...

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  • How Innocent People Become Wrongfully Incriminated

    A number of people in North Carolina and throughout the U.S. currently sit behind bars, serving a sentence imposed on them by a court of law. ...

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  • North Carolina Considers Law To Expand Schedule 1 Controlled Substances

    Legislators in North Carolina are considering a new law that would increase the penalties associated with certain drug crimes. The law specifically ...

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  • What Is The Max Time I’m Facing With Multiple Misdemeanors In NC?

    When imposing a sentence on more than one misdemeanor offense, a judge may order a concurrent or consecutive sentence. A concurrent sentence means ...

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  • How Does Felony Sentencing Work In NC?

    Like misdemeanor sentencing, felonies in North Carolina are sentenced according to structured sentencing, which bases your punishment on a grid that ...

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  • Prescription Drugs And DWI In North Carolina: What You Should Know

    In 2013, a North Carolina mayor was pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. According to ABC News Channel 12, the man said he had taken ...

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  • I Refused The Breathalyzer, Can I Still Be Convicted Of DWI?

    Since the police have no numerical reading of your breath can you still be convicted of DWI? We are often asked about the choices one must make when ...

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  • The 3 Big Consequences of Refusing a Breathalyzer Test in a DWI Investigation

    You have been recently arrested for DWI and refused the breathalyzer test. What are the consequences of refusing the breathalyzer test? What are your ...

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  • Top 6 Things To Know About Your Miranda Rights

    You have been recently arrested, written a citation, or questioned by police and NOT read your Miranda Rights. Does that matter? Can your case be ...

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  • The Risks Of Self-Representation In Criminal Cases

    People in North Carolina are often encouraged to take care of things themselves. If one goes into a local bookstore, that person would find dozens of ...

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  • Know The Consequences Of Underage Drinking In North Carolina

    Lawmakers, police and prosecutors take impaired driving extremely seriously in North Carolina and offenders, no matter their age, routinely face ...

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  • Prescription Drug Crimes are Every Bit as Serious Street Drug Crimes

    An overview of prescription drug crimes in North Carolina. Prescription drug abuse is an insidious health crisis in North Carolina. What starts out as ...

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  • The Criminal Consequences of Underage Drinking and Driving

    According to NCDOT.gov, a 2009 national survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 14.3 percent of teen adolescents had consumed alcohol in the month ...

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  • Circumstantial Evidence Offered Did Not Prove Intent to Sell Marijuana

    The possession of marijuana with intent to sell is a more serious offense than simple possession and such intent may be shown by direct or ...

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  • Two DWI bills pass in the North Carolina House, head to Senate

    Bills target DWI offenders with stiffer penalties and license restrictions The North Carolina House has passed two bills aimed at both first-time and ...

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  • Implied Consent in North Carolina

    Even though most drivers may not be aware of it, everyone with a North Carolina driver’s license has agreed to allow police to test their blood ...

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