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Raise the Age Law Changes How Juveniles Are Charged as Adults
Raise the Age Law Changes How Juveniles Are Charged as Adults

Laws passed in the last five years have altered how North Carolina’s justice system views crimes committed by juveniles. The changes mean that fewer youths will be moved through the adult system, but kids can still be charged as adults for some crimes. If your child is ...

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    Your permit to carry a concealed handgun must be carried along with valid identification wherever the handgun is being carried. When approached or ...

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  • Posting Bail in North Carolina

    When someone is arrested for a criminal charge in North Carolina there is usually a lot of different processes going on at the same time, this mass of ...

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  • Marsy’s Law

    In 2018, North Carolina voters approved a new amendment to the North Carolina Constitution known as Marsy’s Law the Crime Victim’s Rights Amendment ...

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  • When the Police Call, How Do You Answer?

    One of the most daunting situations to be faced with in life is to be contacted by the police regarding a crime or a potential charge against you. An ...

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  • Communicating Threats

    Communicating Threats; A charge commonly seen in North Carolina District Court and as a headline in some of the recent North Carolina Court of Appeals ...

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  • Felons and Firearms

    It is a well-known fact that once you are convicted of a felony, you lose certain rights and privileges. Some of these losses include the right to ...

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  • What are Deferred Prosecutions and Should I Do One?

    A North Carolina deferred prosecution, simply put, is a contract between a criminal defendant and the State of North Carolina. Deferred Prosecutions ...

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  • Cyberstalking in North Carolina

    Cyberstalking, the Crime In today’s world where just about everyone has a smartphone and communication is often completely digital, cyberstalking has ...

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  • Posting Bail in North Carolina

    Many cases in North Carolina begin when you’re charged with a crime and are then arrested; but once you’ve been arrested, what happens next? The ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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