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  • Wrongfully Accused of Child Abuse from Decades Ago? Where Do You Go from Here?

    In North Carolina, people are often charged with conduct ranging from Indecent Liberties with a Minor to Statutory or First Degree Rape for alleged acts from decades past. Let’s break down the law surrounding these charges.
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  • Taking a Gun into the Airport

    One of the most common criminal charges that stems from the Charlotte airport is the violation of the Mecklenburg County Ordinance and state law that prohibits the possession of a firearm in the TSA-controlled area.
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  • Possession of Firearm by Felon (N.C.G.S. § 14-415.1)

    Under North Carolina General Statute § 14-415.1, it shall be unlawful for any person who has been convicted of a felony to purchase, own, possess, or have in his custody, care or control any firearm or any weapon of mass death and destruction as defined in G.S. § 14-288.8(c).
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  • Jason St. Aubin Coaches Students in Capitol City Challenge

    Adjunct Professor Jason St. Aubin coached the trial team for the University of Illinois College of Law in the Capitol City Challenge trial team competition.
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  • Hit and Run in North Carolina

    In North Carolina, one of the most serious driving offenses is hit and run. If you are charged with a hit and run, you can face prison time and a possible one-year suspension of your driving privileges. Read our blog to learn more.
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  • What is Discharging a Firearm into Occupied Property?

    If you or someone you love has been charged with Discharging a Firearm into Occupied Property, you probably have many questions. Learn more on our blog.
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  • Crime Against Nature

    North Carolina’s sex offense laws and statutes are constantly changing. This makes it extremely difficult to determine whether or not you could be charged with rape or many other serious sex crimes. Read our blog to learn more.
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  • Domestice Violence in North Carolina

    People often mistakenly believe they have been charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence is actually not a specific crime but rather a category, read our blog to learn more.
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  • No Contact Orders in Criminal Cases

    When you are charged with a crime of Domestic Violence, one of the first things that the Judge or magistrate who is setting your conditions of release, or bond, will do is order that you have no contact with the victim or other prosecuting witness in the case. Read our blog to learn more.
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  • I Refused the Breath Test Now What?

    When someone has been charged with a DWI in North Carolina and refuses the breathalyzer test potential consequences arise. Read our blog to learn more.
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  • Child Pornography Laws in North Carolina

    North Carolina has made it illegal to make, distribute, or possess child pornography. North Carolina classifies these actions as sexual exploitation of a child and it is a felony that also carries with it the requirement of registering as a sex offender.
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  • Do I file a 50B Protective Order or a 50C Civil No-Contact Order?

    Whether you are defending against an order or filing an order, we have handled both situations and have helped hundreds of people obtain the justice they deserve. Read our blog to learn more.
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  • I Took Out Criminal Charges Against My Spouse and I Don’t Want To Press Charges, What Happens Next?

    In North Carolina, a common scenario that prompts the prosecution of a domestic violence case is one where neither side wants to be involved or press charges. Read our blog to learn more.
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  • Should I Talk to the Police?

    A police officer has made contact with you and wants to speak with you regarding an investigation where your name has come up. What should you do now?
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  • If I Was Arrested for a Domestic Violence Charge, Do I Have To Stay in Jail for 48 Hours?

    The general public might know this rule called the “48-hour hold.” That description tends to misguide the general public into thinking that you must stay in jail for 48 hours before you can be released again when you have been charged with a domestic violence-related charge.
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