Archives for: January 27th, 2023

Domestic violence is an issue that impacts may families in North Carolina. Due to this unfortunate fact, domestic violence in the state can be penalized very harshly – and charges can become quite complicated.

While domestic violence crimes can be charged as misdemeanors and felonies, the results of being charged with a crime of this magnitude can be surprising to some people. Therefore, it is important that every citizen understands what the state of North Carolina considers domestic violence and when the line crosses between a misdemeanor and a felony.

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North Carolina is one of the states where marijuana remains illegal. If you get caught with marijuana in the state, even if it’s for medical purposes, you can still face being charged with a criminal offense.

Still, laws surrounding marijuana in North Carolina and the rest of the country are rapidly changing. It’s essential to understand how things around you may change regarding marijuana. Particularly when discussing the process of legalizing marijuana and what it means for it to get decriminalized.

In North Carolina, marijuana is not legal, but small amounts are partially [...]

If you are apprehended for shoplifting in North Carolina, you can get accused of either a misdemeanor offense or an offense as serious as a felony. What you will be charged with depends upon the circumstances of your case. However, you may be subject to North Carolina’s new law surrounding organized retail theft and not even realize it.

As of December 1, 2022, new laws have gone into effect in the state that can considerably impact retail theft going forward, mainly if you work with others to commit retail theft in tandem.

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In North Carolina, simple affray is likely a crime you’ve not heard of. Well, until you’re facing charges for it, that is.

In the state of North Carolina, affray is an assault and battery crime, but there’s a lot more to know about it than that. And if you’re facing criminal charges for affray in any form, you definitely want to know more about this crime. But even if you’re not facing charges, it’s a good idea to understand what affray is so you can avoid charges for it in the future. Read [...]

If you have a criminal record, then you are no stranger to the collateral consequences that follow it. You can lose access to housing, certain types of public assistance, and even job opportunities – all from having a North Carolina criminal record.

The state of North Carolina does understand the hardship this can cause, which is why they offer those who qualify the chance to expunge their criminal record. Going through the expungement process can make it easier to rebuild your life in the wake of criminal accusations or convictions.

Today, there are [...]