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Carrying a Concealed Weapon in North Carolina
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 provided in the statute. One of the most important exceptions to this law is when someone has a concealed handgun permit. A ...

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Criminal Law Articles

  • 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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  • Mark S. Jetton Advances Training As 4th Year Premier DUI Attorney

    Mark S. Jetton Recognized For 4+ Years As A ‘Premier DUI Attorney’ Receives Advanced Training Mark S. Jetton Jr. recently received advanced level ...

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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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  • Dodgeball lands man in court, Jetton saves the day*

    A client of Mark Jetton recently had an unbelievable experience involving his mother-in-law and a tie-dyed dodgeball which resulted in a jury trial. ...

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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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  • Client Runs Car Off Highway, Collides w/ Exit Sign*

    Facts : Our client was distracted while driving and accidentally ran their car off the road colliding with an exit sign. When police arrived, the ...

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  • Families Struggle With Visitation Orders

    For many North Carolina families, visitation rights often emerge as part of a divorce or after the parents have severed their romantic relationship. ...

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  • Panthers Fan Charged with DWI While Leaving Stadium*

    Facts: A state trooper pulled our client over for swerving into the lane and almost hitting a police car. This occurred after a Carolina Panthers ...

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  • Drug Charges Dropped*

    NC v. Client Practice Area: Possession of Drugs in a Car Facts: Our client was pulled over and police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the ...

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  • Traffic Charges Dropped*

    STATE OF NC v. Client Practice Area: Traffic (Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign) Facts: Our client was pulled over for rolling through a stop sign. Mr. ...

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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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  • 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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  • Personal BAC Tests Don't Hold Up in Court

    Mr. Jetton was asked by WCCB news to comment and give his legal opinion regarding the use of personal alcohol breath testing instruments. Mr. Jetton ...

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  • DWI Dismissed*

    STATE OF NC v. Client Practice Area: DWI Facts: After investigating our client’s case, we found that their drunk driving arrest was illegal. We filed ...

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  • Impaired Truck Driver*

    Practice Area: Truck Driver Charged with DWI while driving their 18-wheeler on the highway Facts: Our client was pulled over on the highway after a ...

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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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  • New drug Breathalyzer technology being studied for use in NC

    Just as alcohol is proven to impair your ability to drive safely, certain prescription medications and illicit drugs have also been found to obstruct ...

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  • Backlog in North Carolina crime labs leading to evidence processing issues

    Police departments are now bypassing state crime labs for private facilities. On television, forensic evidence is a surefire way to solve crimes. ...

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  • You’re NO Kenny Chesney Fan!*

    Facts: Our client called our law office after getting a ticket for possession of alcohol underage at the Kenny Chesney Concert at PNC Music Pavilion. ...

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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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