Archives for: December 23rd, 2021

The holidays are a time of celebration, where families and friends come together to share some cheer. But the holidays have a darker side that many aren’t fully aware of – an increase in crimes.

During the holiday season, there are several North Carolina crimes that see an uptick. Being aware of these crimes is one way to protect yourself from getting involved in them.

Here are some of the most common holiday crimes and the penalties that can be faced in North Carolina if you are found guilty of perpetrating them.



Sex crimes are taken seriously in North Carolina, even when minors perpetrate them. However, the system set up for juveniles is different from the system set up to address adult sex offenders, even if they share some similarities.

Many people understand that adult sex offenders who are convicted of certain crimes must register as public sex offenders, but what about juveniles who commit some of the same crimes?

There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to juvenile sex offenses in North Carolina. Here’s what you need to understand about their crimes and [...]

Good Samaritan laws across the country are meant to keep those who try to save others in life-threatening situations safe from legal action. However, they don’t always work as they are intended – with devastating consequences for many people.

Recently, a group of parents – who had lost children to overdose and other substance-related accidents –  got together and lobbied the North Carolina legislature to strengthen the Good Samaritan law in the state. Currently, the law does offer protections to those acting in good faith when they seek medical help for someone in [...]

It’s a common misconception that domestic violence increases over the holiday season. People assume that since tensions may rise when families reunite for the holidays, domestic violence incidents rise right along with it. But this isn’t the case at all.

Evidence suggests that domestic violence actually goes down over the holidays, in reality. However, with so many families getting together, law enforcement seems to be on the lookout for domestic violence situations more than ever. This can lead to arrests for domestic violence that may not be warranted.

If you’re facing domestic violence [...]

Many people have packages delivered over the holidays. It’s simply a convenient and sometimes necessary way to get the things you need. Unfortunately, the rise of package delivery has also coincided with the rise of something else – porch piracy.

Porch pirates are the moniker assigned to those who steal packages off people’s porches. It’s something that is occurring everywhere, including in North Carolina. One Charlotte woman reported that, in a matter of just three weeks, she was struck by porch pirates several times.

One can only assume that porch piracy will continue [...]