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Your ‘Miranda Rights’ are one of the most talked about and misunderstood aspects of criminal arrest and investigation. Read on to understand some common misconceptions on the Miranda Law.

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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 will be served with a criminal summons taken out by another private citizen.

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Most people have never been in an accident and are unaware of their options following a collision. This article will go over the steps each person should take following their involvement in a motor vehicle accident.

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In 2016, North Carolina enacted Sheyenne’s Law in response to an alcohol-induced boating accident that lead to 17-year-old Sheyenne Marshall’s death. The bill acts to “provide an increased penalty for impaired boating resulting in death or serious injury and to clarify the penalty for impaired boating.”

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 colleagues as well.

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Legislators in North Carolina are considering a new law that would increase the penalties associated with certain drug crimes. The law specifically addresses synthetic cannabinoid and cathinone compounds. These drugs go by street names like bath salts, Spice and K2. North Carolina is not alone in its move to push for reform. States across the…

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. Surprisingly, however, not all people in prison are guilty of committing a crime. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, 87 people were released from their prison sentences in…

When imposing a sentence on more than one misdemeanor offense, a judge may order a concurrent or consecutive sentence. A concurrent sentence means that all sentences run at the same time. So if someone receives sentences of 90 days and 60 days to run concurrently, that means the person will serve 90 days. The 60-…

Like misdemeanor sentencing, felonies in North Carolina are sentenced according to structured sentencing, which bases your punishment on a grid that measures the severity of the crime against your criminal history. If you rank high in both those categories, your sentence will be much worse than if you rank low in those categories. Unlike misdemeanor…

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 one milligram of Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication, 12 hours earlier. He did not have any alcohol in his system. He was arrested and later convicted on charges of…