Archives for: January 25th, 2019

Traffic violation and felony usually aren’t even two words we expect to see in the same sentence. Getting a traffic violation means having a cop write you a ticket for speeding or receiving a citation in the mail for running a red light.

Felony? That just seems crazy.

However, North Carolina has several traffic laws on the books that can result in felony criminal charges if you violate them. In this post, we’re going to break down the laws and penalties for you, and let you know what you can do to fight [...]

In our state, no person may be prosecuted solely for being intoxicated in a public place. So, if you were charged with drunk and disorderly conduct this past New Year’s Eve, you may have felt completely blindsided. After all, New Year’s is a night when virtually everyone who ventures out in public is celebrating, and probably a little bit “disorderly.”

Thankfully, if you feel an error was made, there is a multitude of potential defenses that can be used to fight back against disorderly conduct charges, and an experienced misdemeanor attorney will be [...]

As of 1st December 2011, North Carolina’s citizens have had the legal right to defend themselves in their homes, places of work, or vehicles using deadly force without duty to retreat. The legal right to defend oneself is conferred under North Carolina’s Stand Your Ground law.

Stand Your Ground laws, of course, don’t just exist in North Carolina alone. Twenty-five other states in the US, including Florida, also have these laws. They have been in existence since the 1980s and they are known by a variety of other names, including the Dirty [...]

North Carolina outlaws the possession of various controlled substances and drugs. Drug possession charges in NC are usually proportionate to the type and quantity of drug.

Given the severity of a drug charge, it’s important not just to work with a skilled North Carolina criminal lawyer, but also to understand the drug laws of our state and the various factors that guide the sentencing of those who are convicted of drug possession.

In this post, we’re going to look at what the actual law says and how the drug itself impacts the charges [...]