Archives for: July 17th, 2020

In North Carolina, the First Step Act has the potential to make a positive impact on the lives of many North Carolinians with criminal felony offenses and those currently serving sentences in prison. This bill was recently signed into law and brings with it many changes people should be aware of.

Here’s what you need to know about the First Step Act and what it means for drug crime sentencing in North Carolina.

The Federal First Step Act

Before discussing the North Carolina First Step Act, it’s important to discuss the Federal First [...]

Protestors are taking to the streets across America, including North Carolina – and some of them are armed.

Protestors have remained peaceful in most places, though some have gotten violent. That’s exactly what happened at a recent Charlotte protest, when 25 people were arrested at a previously peaceful rally.

However, you don’t have to be involved in violent behavior to be arrested at a protest in North Carolina. In fact, because of some laws in our state, one of the things most likely to make you a target of arrest here is [...]

North Carolina’s Second Chance Act is still moving through the statehouse. If it’s signed into law, though, it could be the dawn of a new day for North Carolinians with criminal records.

Criminal records can follow you around for the rest of your life, long after you’ve paid the associated fines or served your time in jail. The Second Chance Act is looking to help those with criminal records to expunge their records — but it’s not the only way this can be done.

Here’s what you need to know about the Second [...]