Wake County Defense Resources

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. NC Cannabis and Marijuana Laws

    If you’ve found yourself facing charges for marijuana possession in Wake County, it’s essential to take swift action to protect your rights and navigate the legal process effectively. Our team of experienced marijuana defense lawyers at Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, Attorneys at Law is here to provide you with expert guidance and representation every step of the way.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. A Guide to North Carolina Open Carry Laws

    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 […]

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  9. Understanding Simple Assault vs. Aggravated Assault in North Carolina

    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 […]

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  10. White Collar Crime Lawyer Defense Strategies

    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 […]

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