Archives for: December 29th, 2020

COVID-19 has become a part of the daily reality for people all over the world, including the day-to-day workings of the district attorneys in North Carolina.

That’s because Governor Cooper has expanded the enforcement of his COVID mask mandate and prosecutors around the state will now be responsible for prosecuting people who violate those orders. 

The mask mandate states that those who do not wear masks in some situations can be charged with a Class 2 misdemeanor. Here’s what you need to know about it.

The Structure of NC Misdemeanors

In North Carolina, [...]

If you want to give yourself the gift of a clean slate in North Carolina for 2021, then you can petition the court for something called an expungement. Clearing your record is not as simple of a process as it may seem, however.

North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation confirmed that they are currently behind in processing orders for expungement. As of now, they are processing orders received in September and granting orders they got way back in June.

Having an expungement processed through the various government agencies involved is not an easy [...]

Probation revocation is a big deal, which is why it’s something that in most cases can be appealed. The key is to understand how to go about appealing it. 

The truth is, appealing a probation revocation in North Carolina isn’t easy for many reasons, which is why having an experienced attorney on your side is a must. Here’s what you need to know about appealing your probation revocation.

What Is an Appeal and Steps for Filing One in North Carolina?

An appeal is a legal proceeding in which you ask for a judicial [...]

Scary things happen all the time. On any given day, a trip to your local department store can turn into a situation where someone threatens the store with a bomb. That’s truly frightening.

It’s not a made-up scenario, either. Morehead City’s Walmart experienced a bomb threat recently that cleared the store. No one was injured, but still, these kinds of threats carry serious consequences — even if a bomb is never actually involved.

Learn more about the criminal charges North Carolina residents can face for making serious threats to the safety of the [...]

In North Carolina, felony sentencing is complicated. That’s because they use a system in the state that assigns a class to a crime and compares it with a person’s criminal history in order to determine the level of the sentence they can receive.

Every felony conviction comes with the possibility of prison or jail time. Depending on your criminal history, though, you may be able to avoid it. 

Here’s what you need to know about felony sentencing in North Carolina to help you make sense of this very complicated system.

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