Drug Crimes

New law may have little effect on marijuana drug crime arrests

Lately, getting both houses of Congress and the president to agree on anything seems like a victory — even a federal spending bill. However, when President Obama signed the latest

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North Carolina Laura’s Law increases DWI penalties

There is a law in North Carolina known as “Laura’s Law” that increased the possible legal ramifications in some cases of driving while impaired. Enacted in 2011, the law was

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Changing a felony to a misdemeanor in North Carolina

If you are accused of a felony in North Carolina, the impact on your personal rights and your future can be very significant. Those who are convicted of felonies are

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Legal definitions of sexual assault in North Carolina

Avoiding charges of sexual assault or rape in North Carolina becomes much easier when one understands what the legal definitions are in the state. According to the NC General Statute

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What is child pornography as defined by federal law?

A conviction on the charge of distributing child pornography can affect more than just a person’s freedom. The stigma associated with any child sex crime is one that will not

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North Carolina drug treatment courts bring results

Lawmakers in North Carolina saw the writing on the wall and decided that something needed to be done about the substance abuse problems that plague the state’s residents. The North

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Man wrongfully accused of sex crimes released from jail

For more than three months, a man from North Carolina spent his days in the Harnett County jail for sex crime charges he did not commit. Those charges have now

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White collar offenses like Ponzi schemes are federal crimes

In North Carolina, defendants can be prosecuted either in state or federal court, and sometimes both, depending on the circumstances and the crime. One charge that can land a North

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