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October 2014 Archives

Sexual abuse reporting requirements in North Carolina

Sexual offenses such as statutory rape involve minors. This is a type of sexual abuse specifically targeted at those who are under 16 years old. There are a few exceptions if the other party is within four years of the alleged victim's age -- such as a girl of 14 and a boy of 16 -- but the rule holds true for many cases involving minors.

Former Charlotte mayor shows contrition at his sentencing

People who have led honest, productive lives can get caught up in white collar crimes. Sometimes, the potential for seemingly-easy money is hard to resist. Financial stresses can also lead people to make bad decisions. Some convince themselves that no one is really hurt by their actions.

Former mayor of Charlotte goes to jail for bribery

A man who used to be the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, was caught in a bribery scheme. According to reports, someone brought him a suitcase that was entirely full of money. They boldly took it right to his office and gave it to him there. He has recently been sentenced, and he has been given four years behind bars.

Sex crimes can still happen even if both parties consent

Did you know that you could be convicted of a sex crime even if both parties were consenting? In cases of statutory rape, one person is younger than the legal age of consent, which means that they are not legally permitted to have sex -- even though they may have agreed to do so. Statutory rape is different from all other sex crimes because it does not necessarily involve violence, force or coercion. As a consequence, many young people find themselves in legal hot water in North Carolina simply because they engaged in a sex act with someone who was underage.

Avoid sex crimes registry for possession of child porn

Would you believe that the simple act of possessing child pornography would land you on the sex offender registry in North Carolina? Although many may see this as a relatively minor violation, the state courts frown heavily on Internet sex crimes, which are often met with harsh penalties. Whether you are accused of sex crimes such as distribution of child pornography or even simple solicitation, you need the help of an experienced attorney to help you navigate the legal process that lies ahead.

North Carolina defendants need protection from tough legal system

If you are a North Carolina resident facing drug trafficking charges, you may be feeling a little scared and confused, especially if you are accused of federal violations. All allegations of federal crimes are serious matters that should be treated with great care. Without the assistance of an experienced attorney, you could soon find yourself in over your head when it comes to federal prosecution.

Are you required to register for sex crimes in North Carolina?

If you have been convicted of a sex crime in North Carolina, you may be required to list your personal information on the sex crime registry. This process is not always easy to navigate, so it helps to have an experienced attorney to guide you through the process. Your criminal law attorney can help you properly register after your sex crimes conviction, ensuring that you comply with state mandates for registration.

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