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  1. Is Jail Time Mandatory for a 1st Time Gun Charge in Wake County, NC?

    The U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. Both federal and state laws regulate the purchasing, selling, distribution, and possession of firearms. According to the U.S. Concealed Carry Association, there are approximately 814,000 residents who have concealed handgun permits in North Carolina. The majority of gun owners are diligent in […]

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  2. Illegal Drug Search and Seizure in North Carolina- Know Your Rights

    In the United States, citizens are protected from the government intruding on their privacy. People have rights that are safeguarded by criminal procedure law. However, our laws also intend to deter illegal activity. When you are subject to a search, police try to ensure they obtain all evidence against you.  It is not legal for […]

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  3. What DWI Field Sobriety Tests Does Wake County Use?

    When a police officer stops you while you are driving because of suspicion that you are impaired, s/he may ask you to perform Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs). Law enforcement uses FSTs to find signs of impairment, gauge your cognitive and physical functions, and establish a probable cause with which they can arrest you for DWI.  […]

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  4. Difference Between Misdemeanor and Felony Gun Charges in North Carolina

    In the U.S. the Constitution and amendments give citizens the right to bear arms. Despite this right, there are many federal and state laws that control gun ownership. If you don’t abide by these laws, you can face charges that carry serious penalties. Gun charges can be either misdemeanors or felonies. Specific circumstances surrounding the […]

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  5. Questions to Ask a Wake County Drug Charge Defense Attorney

    If you are facing drug charges in Wake County,  you may feel helpless and overwhelmed. Being accused of and then convicted of a drug crime can result in consequences for the rest of your life. The first and most important thing for you to do is to find a drug defense attorney who can direct […]

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  6. What Is the Safety Valve Provision in Federal Sentencing?

    Learn what the safety valve provision is and how it can help you minimize federal prison sentencing.

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  7. Is the Violation of Antitrust Laws in NC a Federal Offense?

    Free and open markets define the foundation of a thriving economy. Our economic system encourages competition among sellers in an open marketplace. Antitrust laws are written to regulate competition among businesses and violations are considered white collar crimes. If you own a company and think another company’s trade practices have injured you, you may be […]

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  8. Difference between Manslaughter and Murder in North Carolina

    If you are facing either a manslaughter or murder charge in North Carolina, your life is in serious jeopardy. The life you have known can be turned upside down depending on the charges and your defense. Life in prison or death by lethal injection are possibilities as the penalty for the alleged crime. You need […]

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  9. What to Do When Someone Makes False Accusations Against You

    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 […]

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  10. Can You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in North Carolina

    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 […]

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