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October 2012 Archives

Supreme Court To Consider Search And Seizure Issues In November

On the docket this November, the Supreme Court of the United States is set to consider several issues related to the Fourth Amendment, search and seizure and criminal defense.

Child Pornography, Sexual Abuse Lead To Sex Offense Charges

Allegations of child pornography and rumors of sexual abuse of a child have led to the arrest of a Wake County emergency responder. Forty-one-year-old Scott Shields has been charged with two counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor and is being held on $25,000 bail in Wake County.

Teen Accused Of Selling Drugs Resulting In Possible Overdose Death

An online drug sales ring, a home chemistry lab and student drug dealers are being talked about after the death of a 17-year-old Raleigh high school student from an LSD overdose. Another 17-year-old student was arrested and charged with selling the LSD that resulted in the death by apparent overdose.

Plea To Federal Charges Of Fraud Results In Near 3-Year Sentence

Linda Knox entered a guilty plea to federal charges involving mail fraud in 2010. She was accused of billing for services not performed by her If It's Water and More company. For five years, between 2005 and 2010, Knox had billed customers for water sample collection services that were never completed, according to federal prosecutors.

Raleigh Student Arrested On Marijuana Drug Charges

19-year-old Raleigh student Shaquell Autry was charged with a felony drug offense after police found him with 46 baggies of marijuana. He is facing criminal charges of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana.

I Was Convicted Of A Felony. Can I Vote In North Carolina?

For those who are awaiting trial for a North Carolina felony offense or for those convicted of only a misdemeanor criminal offense, you still maintain your right to vote. If you are convicted of a felony however, you immediately lose that right along with certain other 'citizenship rights.'

'Tougher Treatment' Not The Key To NC Juvenile Justice

In 1998, about 1,400 North Carolina kids were being sent to state training facilities each year after being convicted of or pleading guilty to a criminal offense. Now that number is down to about 300 minors per year entering one of North Carolina's four detention centers. The centers are geared toward education, counseling and treatment rather than incarceration, changes that were recommended in the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1998.

Court Orders Boy Scouts To Release Perversion Files

For close to a century, the Boy Scouts of America collected what it called "Perversion Files" - documentation on sex offenders and pedophiles that it intended to keep out of its organization in order to protect scouts from becoming victims of sex offenses. A court ordered the scouting organization to release its perversion files covering 1965 to 1985 this month.

Former Santa Claus Sentenced For Internet Sex Crimes

A man who dressed as Santa and played the friendly Christmas icon at malls across North Carolina was sentenced on sexual exploitation and solicitation charges. Seventy-year-old John Peters, of Cary, was sentenced to three years in prison and must register as a sex offender after completing his sentence.

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