North Carolina Criminal Defense Law Blog

Is cryptocurrency secret? Law enforcement more able to trace it

On May 7, the Colonial Pipeline’s computer systems were breached in a highly publicized ransomware attack. It had to shut down the pipeline until it paid approximately 75 bitcoins to

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Should the Jan. 6 capitol riot be investigated or forgotten?

On Jan. 6, a flood of people stormed the U.S. Capitol building. Windows were crushed. Police barricades were broken. Lawmakers fled the building. Some of the rioters assaulted police officers.

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California man convicted of bank fraud for hiding pot transactions

It’s not easy selling the green. Marijuana is legal, at least for medical use, in most U.S. states (it’s not yet allowed here in North Carolina), but it’s still illegal

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Police continue arrests for drug crimes that won’t be prosecuted

Late last year, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather announced that his office would stop prosecuting most simple drug possession cases – even felonies. He made the announcement in response

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July 4th dangers: Drunk driving, disorderly conduct charges

  We all like to have a good time on July Fourth. For a lot of people, the celebration includes alcohol or other substances. Unfortunately, that can lead to DWI

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Year-long ‘Operation Sizzurp’ results in at least 6 arrests

This time last year, several healthcare providers and pharmacies notified the State Bureau of Investigation that they suspected fraudulent prescriptions were being made out for codeine syrup and other drugs.

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There’s a good reason why Bill Cosby’s conviction was overturned

If you’re among those who believe that Bill Cosby is probably guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting women, the news that his conviction has been overturned may be infuriating. The

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How could the Supreme Court’s 2nd Amendment case affect gun laws?

The U.S. Supreme Court has seemed reluctant to take up a major Second Amendment case since 2008, when it established that bearing arms is an individual right, not just one

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