Archives for: August 28th, 2020

When you are convicted of a crime by being found guilty or pleading guilty, one alternative often given to offenders is probation. While this is usually a much better option than being sentenced to jail, it’s not an easy way out by any means.

Probation comes with a strict set of rules that must be adhered to. Failing to do so is referred to as a probation violation and could result in being sent to jail if you’re found in violation of the condition of your probation.

Here’s what you need to know [...]

Domestic violence continues to be a substantial issue in North Carolina. To help fight this issue, the Governor of North Carolina signs Bill S493 into law in July of 2019, taking effect in December 2019. This bill makes several changes to the domestic violence laws in the state that are important to know about.

If you are arrested for domestic violence in North Carolina, here’s what you need to know about this new law and the batterer intervention program that is now a part of it.

Domestic Violence Laws in North Carolina: Batterer

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Most people consider sex trafficking to be a far-away concept, not something that could occur right in their back yard. North Carolina law enforcement, however, knows that sex trafficking happens all around us.

Case in point: A woman was convicted last year in Raleigh for promoting prostitution and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in the human trafficking of her younger sister. That’s just one example of sex trafficking in North Carolina – it’s easy to find more.

Here’s what you need to know about sex trafficking in North Carolina, what it [...]

The recent rise in Black Lives Matter protests has heightened tensions throughout the country. Protestors have been the victims of attacks from law enforcement, gun violence, and a wave of vehicle ramming attacks. 

Vehicle ramming attacks are not new to the far-right. In 2017, a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of peaceful protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Three years later, over 66 vehicle ramming attacks have injured and killed protestors throughout the country. In at least five of these incidents, members of law enforcement were behind the wheel. 

Vehicle Ramming Attacks

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In North Carolina, receiving a DWI is more complex than you might think. The process doesn’t stop at conviction. In fact, there’s another hearing after conviction known as the sentencing or post-conviction hearing. 

The post-conviction hearing is just as important as the original DWI trial. Knowing what to expect at your sentencing hearing can help you prepare for it more effectively. 

Here’s how sentencing hearings work and what to expect during yours.

How Sentencing Hearings Work

Sentencing hearings are a follow-up to a DWI conviction. Once you have been convicted of [...]