A criminal record is life-changing, and can compromise housing applications, gainful employment prospects, college admissions, and student loans, among other things. These difficulties impair convicted offenders’ abilities to become productive members of society, which often leads to more criminal behavior. Continue reading “Criminal Diversion Programs in North Carolina – Know Your Options”
In our state, we have three main types of assault offenses:
Continue reading “Your Assault Charges in North Carolina Depend on Who the Victim Was”
- Assault and battery: causing physical injury to another person
- Assault: attempting to commit an assault and battery, or showing force that implies an assault and battery is forthcoming
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and North Carolinians are raising awareness about these offenses that negatively affect thousands every year.
Recently, UNC Asheville and Helpmate partnered together in a vigil on the UNCA campus. Survivors shared stories and Continue reading “It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Learn the Law in NC”
This summer, our state passed a law stating that juveniles who are 16 and 17 will no longer be automatically charged as adults for misdemeanors and low-level felonies. We were the last state in the entire country to “raise the Continue reading “Watch Your Teens: “Raise the Age” in North Carolina Still Not in Effect”
Fires are serious business. Not only can they cause property damage, but fires are also responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths every year.
In 2015, 1,345,500 fires were reported around the United States. These fires caused:
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