Wake County Defense Resources

  1. When Can Children Be Tried as Adults in NC?

    Most parents dread late night or early morning phone calls which inform them that their son or daughter has been arrested. The nightmare is much worse if the child is in custody for a felony or another serious crime. Typically, children go through North Carolina’s juvenile justice system. But that’s not always the case.

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  2. Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Charges

    Federal Charge FAQ’s If you find yourself being charged with a federal crime, you may have a lot of questions. Why is something considered a federal crime? Can a crime be charged both as a state and federal crime? Federal cases are often more complex with more severe penalties and, as such, can be more […]

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  3. Penalties for a Felon in Possession of a Firearm in North Carolina

    If You’re a Felon and have been Charged with Possession of a Firearm in NC, Read this article: Since 1995, the Felony Firearms Act in North Carolina has stated that it is illegal for a person who has ever been convicted of a felony anywhere in the U.S. to possess either a gun or any […]

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  4. Minimum Penalties for First-Time Drug Trafficking Offenders in North Carolina

    North Carolina takes any drug charge seriously, but this is especially true for drug trafficking. Drug trafficking is considered to be a felony, which carries severe consequences when you are charged in N.C. If you are arrested or being investigated for drug trafficking, you need to maintain silence with law enforcement until you have legal […]

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  5. How to Get Drug Possession Charges Dropped in North Carolina

    A misdemeanor charge of drug possession is a serious offense. Being charged can impact all areas of your life. Everything from your employment to educational opportunities and even where you might live can be impacted by a misdemeanor charge of drug possession. If you or a loved one has been charged with drug possession in […]

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  6. Possession of a Gun or Weapon at RDU

    With more and more people getting conceal-and-carry permits for guns, the chances have grown for inadvertently forgetting to remove a firearm when you are taking air travel. Airport security is of vital importance for the safety of millions of people flying. Under TSA rules, no firearm can be transported in carry-on luggage, even if the […]

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  7. Different Types of Criminal Offenses

    A criminal offense is an act that violates either federal, state, or municipal law. Jurisdictions have their own laws that define the crimes and classify them as felonies or misdemeanors. Maximum sentences, as well as penalties, are also set by jurisdictions. While there are many different kinds of crimes, criminal offenses are grouped into these […]

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  8. What is the 90-96 Program for Drug Charges in North Carolina

    In North Carolina, General Statute (GS) 90-96 provides a conditional discharge for people facing drug charges for the first offense.

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  9. What is a Felony Drug Charge in North Carolina?

    Do not make the mistake of not having adequate legal representation for your felony drug charge. It is possible to have your charges dropped or sentence reduced, depending on the circumstances of your case. Reach out to a felony drug attorney today to protect yourself and your future and get the best possible outcome for the charges you are currently facing.

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  10. When Does a Crime Become a Federal Offense in North Carolina

    Most crimes are charged within the jurisdiction of the state in which the crime was committed, but depending on the nature of the crime itself a federal court may investigate and prosecute the crime instead. 

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