Archives for: February 18th, 2022

You hear the term “date rape” used in situations quite a lot, or you’ve perhaps heard it called “acquaintance rape.” However, under North Carolina law, date rape is simply rape, because it all comes down to the idea of consent.

Here is what you need to know about rape and date rape in North Carolina, including how the law defines it.

Rape in North Carolina: What Is It?

A person can commit rape in varying degrees in North Carolina. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.

Rape in the first degree [...]

In North Carolina, the law takes domestic violence cases very seriously. Because of this, prosecutors will prosecute these types of cases to the fullest of their ability.

If you are facing criminal domestic violence charges, then you need to meet those charges with a good defense strategy. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty, and the burden is on the prosecutor to show the court that you are guilty. A good defense will plant a seed of doubt in the court’s mind, which could help you avoid conviction.

While every case is different, [...]

If you or someone you know is being charged with conspiracy to commit drug trafficking or drug trafficking, then harsh penalties can be faced. However, there is a new limited exception to the mandatory minimum sentencing that is in place for crimes like this: The First Step Act.

North Carolina’s First Step Act is a statute that has created a narrow exception to the sentencing guidelines for these crimes. Instead of a person being subject to these mandatory minimums, they can be sentenced under the standard rules.

However, not everyone is eligible for [...]

A DWI, driving while intoxicated, can lead to some serious issues for you in North Carolina. As in every other state, driving while impaired or intoxicated on drugs or alcohol is against the law. If you perpetrate this crime, then you may be in for some serious legal issues.

One issue that many people may not think about – but should – when talking about DWIs in North Carolina is car insurance. A DWI on your driving record will have an impact on your car insurance, something you must maintain in order to [...]