Law News

  1. State Crimes vs Federal Crimes: What’s the Difference?

    We’re looking at how federal crimes and state crimes are different and why you need an experienced federal criminal defense attorney on your side.

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  2. Does the First Step Act Apply to Your Drug Trafficking Case?

    The NC First Step Act is designed to reduce sentences for drug trafficking – learn if your case is applicable.

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  3. What Are Field Sobriety Tests?

    If you’re pulled over under suspicion of DWI, you may be asked to perform field sobriety tests. We’re sharing what they are and why they aren’t as accurate as they seem.

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  4. What is the Difference Between a Felony & a Misdemeanor?

    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.

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  5. Lawmakers Mull Marijuana Legalization

    In February 2019, Senator Paul Lowe (D-Forsyth) reintroduced a measure in the State Senate which would allow people to possess up to three ounces of cannabis legal for their own personal use. Last year’s version, which lawmakers did not approve, would have allowed up to four ounces. Nevertheless, this latest bill would significantly alter the legal landscape for Raleigh drug possession attorneys.

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  6. What to Expect During a Federal Detention Hearing

    If you’ve been arrested or charged with a federal crime, there are two appearances before a judge that happen very quickly and require immediate action. The first is your initial appearance, where the government will read the charges against you, and the Judge will inquire about your need for representation, and ask the Assistant US […]

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  7. Facing Federal Charges: What You Can Expect

    If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, you know it’s serious and that you may be looking at a long, drawn out legal process. What you may not be aware of is what happens in the first few days following your arrest. To help you understand the process and know what you can expect, […]

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  8. Understanding North Carolina DWI Levels

    In North Carolina there are six different levels of misdemeanor punishments for driving while impaired (DWI) convictions. They are level 1A, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Within the six levels, there two distinct categories. The first, and most serious category contains level 1A, 1, and 2 and the less serious category contains levels 3, […]

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  9. An In-Depth Look at Federal Crime in North Carolina

    While most criminal cases fall under state law and are prosecuted by the State of North Carolina, the Justice Department of the United States government can investigate and prosecute federal crimes. While most people think federal crimes are limited to white-collar charges like mail fraud and counterfeiting, the scope is actually much broader. Our Eastern […]

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  10. Animal Cruelty Is Now a Federal Offense

    It has long been a cardinal rule of novelists and screen writers that whatever you do, never, ever kill a dog. Our society’s connection with animals, whether as a pet, companion, service animal or, in many cases, as a family member, is deep and lasting. In the context of criminal cases, there are few cases […]

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