Federal Crimes

What is the Difference Between State & Federal Crimes in North Carolina?

At Roberts Law Group, our skilled Raleigh criminal defense attorneys understand that the only thing more intimidating than being charged with a state crime in North Carolina is being charged with a federal

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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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Wishing the president harm on social media: a federal felony?

It’s an unusual time in history. Not only are we in the midst of one of the most divisive presidential elections in recent times; we’re also in the middle of

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Can politics threaten the neutrality of the Supreme Court?

Some people embrace a spirited political debate and others cover their ears and run for the hills when the “p-word” comes up. Two things that are certain are that most

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60-year-old man facing charges for raping teen girl

A man that police in Raleigh, North Carolina, say raped a teenage girl has surrendered on the charges. There are three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and six counts

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Is reforming the justice system the right choice?

North Carolina police officers may need to arrest people, but is jail or prison always the right path for offenders? It’s not always, some believe. This is borne out by

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Hacking: Varied penalties are hard to predict

Hacking into a computer may be a federal crime, depending on how it’s done and why. Hacking is often seen as a malicious action, but the reality is that it

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5 situations when a crime could be tried in federal court

When a North Carolina resident is arrested for a crime, the matter could be tried in federal or state court depending on the circumstances surrounding the allegations. Although most criminal

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