Criminal Defense

Guilty Plea Entered for Man Accused of Federal Cigarette Contraband

A man from Roanoke Rapids who was accused of distributing illegal cigarettes and contraband pled guilty to federal charges Monday. The man was accused of running the illegal cigarettes and other contraband

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Court Says That Outright Ban on Library for Sex Offenders Is Unlawful

A federal appeals court in New Mexico ruled that it was unconstitutional under the First Amendment to ban sex offenders from going to the public library. The appeals panel, however, said that

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Man Charged for Providing Alcohol to Minors Prior to Fatal Raleigh Crash

A 21-year-old man has been charged for his role in providing a 1.75 liter of Bacardi Dragon Berry before a fatal crash that killed a Raleigh high school student. The

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Lawsuit Filed Against Wilmington Coach for Alleged Sex Abuse

A Wilmington basketball coach has been sued in civil court for damages stemming from the sexual assault of an autistic girl in 2008. The youth coach pled guilty to third-degree rape in

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North Carolina “Teen Mom” Arrested for Violating Protection Order

Janelle Evans, a mother on the MTV show “Teen Mom 2,” has been arrested for the second time in one week, according to local reports. The North Carolina mother is

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New FBI Rape Definition Includes Male Victims

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has changed its definition of rape to include male victims. The definition, currently used to report crime statistics in the Uniform Crime Report, shows

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New Criminal Laws in North Carolina Begin at Start of 2012

As residents return to work after ringing in the New Year holiday, it’s important North Carolinians understand changes to the criminal laws that began around January 1. The most notable change involves

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North Carolina Man Charged After Trying to Sell ’96 Olympic Torch

A North Carolina man has been charged with two theft crimes for allegedly stealing an Olympic torch used during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The 43-year-old man has been charged with

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