Archives for: May 21st, 2021

Domestic violence as a crime is, unfortunately, common. Those who attempt to defend themselves in domestic violence cases have an uphill battle – a battle that may soon get a little more difficult.

A bill in North Carolina may soon support victims of domestic violence to appear in court virtually. While it is in the early stages of drafting, it could be a big change for cases involving domestic violence, harassment, and sexual abuse. 

Many victims are afraid to confront their abusers in court, so this law could make it easier for [...]

When you’ve been found guilty of a crime and the judge orders probation, it’s better than the alternative – time behind bars. Think of probation as an opportunity to show that you can comply with the law in order to avoid incarceration.

Of course, probation violations do happen often. When they do, you need to prepare a case for your probation officer and possibly a judge. Otherwise, your probation could be revoked, and you would be required to finish your sentence in jail.

Here are a few of the most common ways people [...]

In North Carolina, the drug war rages on. Unfortunately, so does racial profiling in police work.

North Carolina law enforcement claims they target high-level drug traffickers in an effort to save lives, but they don’t engage in profiling. 

However, the data doesn’t seem to back up the assertion. They’ve been busy in the first quarter of 2021, seizing almost $65 million in illegal drugs. Throughout this activity, racial disparities in policing habits have become evident. 

The State Bureau of Investigation released data that shows minority drivers are more likely than white drivers [...]

Rape in North Carolina has always been deemed a serious crime. However, the state divides it into different types. Statutory rape is one such offense, and it can get a person into serious legal trouble. While many people can define what rape means, fewer people can identify what makes statutory rape illegal in North Carolina.

Here’s what you need to know about rape and statutory rape in North Carolina, as well as the penalties in store if convicted of either crime.

Rape in North Carolina

North Carolina law defines two different degrees [...]