Archives for: November 20th, 2020

The holiday season, which kicks off on Halloween, usually gives way to a rise in North Carolina DWI arrests. The NC Highway Safety Program works to combat the normal rise with a sober driving campaign which aims to remind folks how dangerous it is to drive while intoxicated.

The state’s “Booze It and Lose It” program was launched after statistics revealed significant numbers of people driving while impaired. In fact, North Carolina is one of the top 10 worst drunk driving states in the country. 

The study this ranker was based [...]

You’ve probably heard the term restitution thrown around in news stories about crimes. It is a common penalty in criminal cases, as one North Carolina man recently found out.

In October, a North Carolina man was sentenced to 84 months in prison for the role he played in conspiring to steal from Medicaid. Part of his sentence included paying restitution in the amount of $6.1 million to North Carolina Medicaid and $346,000 to the IRS for his crimes.

So, what is restitution and how does it factor into criminal cases in North Carolina? [...]

What do you picture when you think of a burglar? Maybe the stereotypical image of a man in stripes, wearing a black hat and eye mask to protect his identity. 

He sneaks around in the night in order to break and enter without being caught. In most images, burglars carry a big sack, so they can run out of a house with jewels, electronics, or other valuable items. 

Burglary is one of the crimes most feared by Americans. 

  • Fifty-eight percent of adults fear that someone will break into their home while they’re sleeping,
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North Carolina law reflects federal law when it comes to guns – you have the right to bear arms. That doesn’t mean you can carry a gun or other weapon anywhere you want or any way that you want in this state. 

In fact, North Carolina gun statutes, in some ways, restrict the ability to carry a concealed gun. There are other weapons with restrictions on them as well. The law also outlined the serious consequences that violations can carry. 

Learn more here about the weapons you can and can’t conceal and carry [...]