Archives for: April 30th, 2021

The North Carolina Second Chance Act was signed into law in June of 2020 and took effect on December first. It is a law that has dramatically impacted the lives of those who have criminal records, by helping to expand expungements for many.

Are you now eligible in North Carolina for an expungement? 

Read on to find out more about North Carolina’s Second Chance Act, how to know if you’re eligible for expungement, and what you need to do to take advantage of this opportunity.

What Is Expungement?

Expungement is when a criminal [...]

Shoplifting may seem like a crime that only kids and teenagers pull, but the truth is that it can be quite sophisticated – and retailers and police will go to great lengths to stop it.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department created the Organized Retail Crime Task Force in 2019. The detectives in this unit investigated shoplifting by chronic offenders. From focusing manpower there, almost 600 cases were made over the course of a year, leading to almost 400 arrests.

If you are caught shoplifting, you can face serious consequences. But if you’re found working [...]

In North Carolina, the crime of battery is taken very seriously, especially when children are involved. When the case includes an unborn child, the penalties faced can be even harsher.

In January, a Raleigh man was arrested after attacking a pregnant woman. He now faces charges not only for assault but also the battery of her unborn child. He threw a shelf at a woman who was eight months pregnant, and it struck her on the side of her abdomen.

Pregnancy takes many months, and it may not always look obvious, but that [...]


Sometimes people who perpetrate crimes assume that evading initial arrest means they escape charges for good. However, this is a false sense of security. In many cases, like drug distribution, investigations take time. Acts committed in the past can come back to haunt you.

A recent case in Asheville shows just how long it can take. After a seven-month investigation, nine people were arrested for an array of crimes, including conspiracy to traffick heroin/opium and continuing a criminal enterprise. The investigation may yet yield more charges against those arrested.

Drug Distribution Charges