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Will a drug crimes conviction interfere with federal student aid?

North Carolina university students who benefit from federal student aid need to be aware that a drug crimes conviction could have serious and negative implications for their ability to continue receiving this aid. In fact, any state or federal drug-related convictions for possession, selling or trafficking drugs will count against your eligibility for student aid -- but only if the alleged crime happens while the individual is receiving student aid.

Intentional versus unintentional crimes

Sometimes North Carolina residents intentionally commit a crime -- perhaps by knowingly selling an illegal drug. Other times, they unintentionally commit a crime -- perhaps by accidentally walking away with someone else's cellphone or by breaking a law that they didn't know existed (or a law that they didn't fully understand). When a crime is committed by a defendant unintentionally, it's defined in two different ways by referring to it as either a "mistake in fact" or "mistake of law."

This man is spending life in prison for a nonviolent LSD crime

Federal authorities caught a man named Robert James Riley mailing LSD to a friend in 1993. The friend who received the LSD testified against Riley and received a minor sentence for the offense. Riley, on the other hand, was sentenced to life in federal prison without parole.

What criminal defense “story” is appropriate for your case?

Every criminal defendant has the right to his or her day in court. In many cases, this right can be of enormous benefit to a defendant, regardless of whether the defendant will be found guilty of the crime or not. In some cases, a chance for the defendant to tell his or her version of the story – even if that version of the story involves an admission of guilt – can help the defendant in terms of the outcome of the criminal proceedings.

New Assistant U.S. Attorney positions in Charlotte to focus on violent crime

Last week, the Justice Department announced the creation of more than 300 Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions nationwide. It's the most significant expansion in decades.

Will the federal government lower North Carolina drug crime?

The U.S. Attorney's Office says it wants to reduce instances of drug crime in North Carolina's Eastern District. To do so, the U.S. Attorney's Office has issued an initiative that will serve to combat drug crime throughout the area, specifically focusing on violent drug crime.

What constitutes drug paraphernalia?

It's illegal to possess drug paraphernalia – everyone knows this – but many people don't exactly know what legally constitutes drug paraphernalia. This is because anything can be drug paraphernalia given the right context. Imagine a piece of tinfoil. If the tinfoil is wrapped around a banana in the refrigerator, it's just a piece of tinfoil. If it's wrapped around an apple that's been carved out to serve as a makeshift marijuana pipe, on the other hand, and it has marijuana smoke residue inside it, then it's drug paraphernalia.

What are some common defenses against drug crime allegations?

Ever since the United States began its war on drugs, state and federal governments have been vigilant in policing the nation to eradicate instances of drug possession, drug sales, drug manufacturing and other violations pertaining to controlled substances. However, just because you were accused of one of these crimes does not necessarily mean that you'll be found guilty.

2 black men victimized by discrimination in Starbucks arrest

Everyone has heard stories of racially motivated arrests, and most people know that they're a problem. However, when these incidents are recorded on video, they have a much stronger effect on the public. Whether it's a false arrest for a drug crime, a jaywalking crime or trespassing, these incidents should not go unnoticed. Public outcry and protests may be the only way for all Americans to receive equal treatment by law enforcement.

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