North Carolina Criminal Defense Law Blog

Drug Dog Better Be On Time: High Court Strengthens Fourth Amendment in Sniffing Case

Too bad, officer. If your drug dog isn’t handy, you can’t keep the driver waiting. According to Julian Hattem with the Hill, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that officers

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When an inmate dies in suspicious circumstances, who is to blame?

Johnny Autry Jr., 44, died at Pamlico Correctional Institution in January under suspicious circumstances. In a report, a pathologist at East Carolina University said it was a methamphetamine overdose. His

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North Carolina raises minimum age of child prosecution to 8 years

The state of North Carolina has taken another big step towards improving its criminal justice system. Governor Roy Cooper recently signed a bill into law that raised the minimum age

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4 North Carolina criminal justice reform bills signed into law

Governor Roy Cooper has signed four bills into law after receiving recommendations from his Task Force for Racial Equality in Criminal Justice (TREC). “We have seen that the criminal justice

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Capitol Hill bomb threat suspect arrested without incident

Capitol Police responded to a frightening call recently, when a man claimed he had gunpowder and explosives in his truck, which he had parked outside the Library of Congress on

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Fewer child brides in North Carolina with passage of new law

Marriage changes everything. In North Carolina, it transforms the act of statutory rape of a girl of 15 into a legal act. In other words, you can’t be charged with

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Lives were lost in the Afghanistan withdrawal. Is Biden to blame?

There is bipartisan backlash against the Biden administration’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan. Senator Mitt Romney said he “cannot understand why [withdrawal] has been done with such tragic human cost;

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Should Cuomo’s resignation spell the end of his troubles?

On Aug. 10, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he will resign, effective Aug. 24, in response to allegations that he sexually harassed at least 11 women while on

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