A 22-year-old North Carolina man was found not guilty of misdemeanor reckless endangerment charges for striking a 8-year-old boy while snowboarding in Aspen. The jury returned a not guilty verdict on the criminal charges after only 90 minutes of deliberation.
Sexting or "sex texting" is a growing trend as accessibility to technology such as phones and computers increases for members of the military. Depending on the facts of the situation, there can be serious military and criminal consequences to illicit texting. It is important to understand the ramifications of sexting before engaging in the activity.
The driver of a bus traveling from North Carolina to New York City that crashed outside of Richmond in late May has been charged with four counts of vehicular manslaughter. The Sky Express discount bus crashed on May 31 along Interstate 95 and killed four women riding the bus.
Six North Carolina residents are facing armed robbery charges after allegedly robbing a Pizza Hut last month in Brunswick County. On August 12, two men armed with dangerous weapons entered the Shallotte Pizza Hut, demanding money. The men took an undisclosed sum of money from the assistant manager and drove off in a getaway car before police officers arrived.
A 43-year-old stepmother from North Carolina has pled guilty to second degree murder in Catawba County Superior Court. She is accused of murdering her 10-year-old stepdaughter through undetermined means including dismembering her body. The woman also pled guilty to obstruction of justice in an unrelated criminal charge.
Two men who pled guilty to second-degree murder charges will be arguing their case once again. The men were charged with the murder of a 51-year-old Fairview man in his home in 2000 and are now saying that they are innocent.
Famed NASCAR driver Kyle Busch pleaded guilty to driving to speeding and reckless driving charges in Iredell County in late August. The criminal charges against the driver stemmed from an incident where Busch was caught going 128 mph in a 45 mph speed limit zone.
A man believed to be heavily involved in dog fighting in the southern United States was sentenced recently to the maximum penalty of five years in prison. The 76-year-old man pled guilty earlier in 2011.
More and more North Carolina residents are being given a second chance at a clean criminal record, according to North Carolina records. In the past 10 years, more than 76,000 expungements have been granted in North Carolina.
An earlier blog post discussed the basics of an important juvenile law decision. With the critical children's rights decision in the North Carolina juvenile case J.D.B. v. State of North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that age must be considered by law enforcement when a suspect is being questioned. This post will discuss the key legal conclusions for criminal defense cases following the Court's opinion.