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June 2011 Archives

North Carolina Expungements Have Tripled Since 2000

More and more North Carolina residents are being given a second chance at a clean criminal record, according to North Carolina records. In the past 10 years, more than 76,000 expungements have been granted in North Carolina.

Supreme Court Rules In Favor of North Carolina Juvenile: Part II

An earlier blog post discussed the basics of an important juvenile law decision. With the critical children's rights decision in the North Carolina juvenile case J.D.B. v. State of North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that age must be considered by law enforcement when a suspect is being questioned. This post will discuss the key legal conclusions for criminal defense cases following the Court's opinion.

Supreme Court Rules In Favor of North Carolina Juvenile: Part I

A U.S. Supreme Court decision based on a North Carolina criminal case has far-reaching importance for juveniles questioned throughout the country. The Supreme Court ruled that police officers questioning a juvenile who is in custody must consider the age of youth. Age is relevant, the Court ruled, when deciding whether a Miranda warning is necessary if the youth is in custody.

North Carolina Couple Charged in Coast Guard Kickback Scheme

A North Carolina couple is facing serious white collar crime charges after they allegedly received more than $100,000 in kickbacks for supporting a family member's government contract. The white collar crime charges include theft of government money, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.

Sex Offenders Must Update Address on the North Carolina Registry

One sex offender learned the hard way that he must update his listed address on the Sex Offender Registry after every move or change of address. A 43-year-old man was charged in Carteret County with failure to change his address.

Man Faces Multiple Counts of Sex Offenses with Children Charges

A man in Onslow County has been charged with 29 counts of each of the sex crimes of first degree sex offense with a child, crime against nature and indecent liberties with a child. He is held on bonds of $5.85 million in an Onslow County jail.

Proposed Bill Would Assist Convicted North Carolina Residents

A bill that would help ex-cons who are working toward a fresh start is before the North Carolina legislature. The bill, House Bill 641, would only provide a measure of relief to ex-cons who were convicted of Class G felonies or lesser crimes.

Juvenile Court Resources May Be Cut to Help Balance the Budget

North Carolina, like many other states around the country, is looking for ways to trim and balance the state budget. One possibility that would help to balance the budget is to cut juvenile court resources by millions of dollars.

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