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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Raleigh Identity Theft Attorney

    Defending Your Rights Against Identity Theft Charges In a nutshell, identity theft is using someone’s personal information, such as date of birth, Social Security number, or credit card information, for personal gain. Identity theft cases range from single-incident “dumpster divers” to huge data breach schemes. Identity theft is almost always a felony in North Carolina, […]

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  7. Tax Fraud in Wake County

    Let Our Raleigh Fraud Attorneys Review Your Case The IRS and other taxing authorities use audits and other non-criminal tools to address unintentional taxpayer errors. Tax fraud, on the other hand, is the intentional and willful attempt to evade income tax laws or defraud a tax collecting agency. Authorities could levy tax evasion charges in […]

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  8. How Filing Auto Claims Could Lead to Insurance Fraud Charges

    According to the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI), around 10% of insurance claims submitted involve a bit of fraud. Because the costs associated with these types of claims can be high, the agency’s sworn officers thoroughly investigate the cases, and these matters are harshly prosecuted.

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  9. Can Social Media Be Used Against Me in Court?

    Whether it’s sharing our daily activities and viewing special occasions experienced by friends and family or keeping up with current events and watching entertaining viral videos, social media has become a significant part of our everyday lives. Platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn keep the world more connected than ever before and provide […]

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  10. What Is the Exclusionary Rule?

    The Exclusionary Rule If you were charged with a crime and your case goes to trial, the exclusionary rule prevents any illegally obtained evidence from being presented in court. It was established as a way to deter law enforcement officers from conducting illegal searches of a person’s property and to ensure a defendant’s rights are […]

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