Sometimes a person is accused of something he/she did not do. Once the falsehood is out there, it is very difficult to erase it. When one person makes a false accusation against another, the result can be devastating. Just the simple accusation of a crime can have a damaging effect on the accused even when […]
Many people make mistakes during a DWI stop as a result of not knowing nor understanding their rights. If you are pulled over by a police officer due to driving while intoxicated, you can be subject to stiff penalties such as loss of driving privileges, fines, and even jail time. The results of a breathalyzer […]
In general, North Carolina is a friendly state relative to gun ownership. Both the state constitution and the federal constitution protect your right to have firearms. And, for the most part, North Carolina authorizes people to openly carry firearms in public with no permit or license required. However, there are restrictions regarding carrying a gun […]
You may think that simple assault and aggravated assault are the same, but in North Carolina, these two assaults are slightly different. Depending on the specific situation, you can be charged based on a wide range. Assault in North Carolina is a complicated charge with a variety of variables that can result in a person […]
A crime that is called “white collar” is a crime that involves fraud for financial gain, typically carried out by a business professional. These crimes are nonviolent and are based on deceit or concealment to either obtain and/or avoid losing money or to gain a personal or business advantage. At Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, our […]
Grand larceny carries significant penalties in North Carolina. If you have been charged with grand larceny, you probably have questions about what constitutes grand larceny and how it differs from petty larceny and felony theft. At Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, our Raleigh criminal lawyers have a depth of experience defending clients who are facing grand […]
In North Carolina, there is a major difference between a misdemeanor and a felony, the latter of which is the more severe charge. In simple terms, the most basic distinction between the two types of offenses is in how they are punished. If convicted of a misdemeanor, one can face up to 150 days in jail. However, if convicted of a felony, the minimum punishment is twelve months in prison.
In the United States, citizens are guaranteed the right to bear arms; however, this is not an absolute right. It has certain restrictions. If you are charged with possessing a firearm unlawfully, you can face serious consequences. North Carolina laws, as well as federal laws, regulate the sale, possession, and distribution of guns. In some […]
Being convicted of a crime, either a misdemeanor or a felony, and facing a sentence is extremely stressful. Once convicted, the sentencing occurs where the court decides what it thinks is an appropriate consequence for the defendant’s crime. In most cases, the court’s decision is the final decision. However, there are legal methods of reducing […]
At Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh Attorneys at Law, your Raleigh criminal lawyer, we strictly abide by the rules that define the attorney-client relationship so that our legal representation is thorough. This article provides information about the privilege we commit to with our clients in an effort to give the very best counsel possible.