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To many, COVID-19 has sheltered them in a state of boredom, confinement, and spiritlessness. Others, however, have been imprisoned in a state of danger, uncertainty, and domestic abuse at the hands of their partner.
Domestic abuse is more prevalent in situations involving drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment, or emotional isolation, all of which have drastically increased since the start of the pandemic. In just 38 counties of North Carolina, the number of domestic violence reports have increased — from 22776 before the pandemic to 24760 after it began.
While domestic violence cases most [...]
A criminal record is not generally useful to have. What many people don’t realize is that not only convictions go on a criminal record. Arrests do as well.
Some people may have a criminal record and not even be aware of it. And a criminal record can impede your ability to live and work – and even pursue your passions through your education.
That is why an expungement is a great tool for people in North Carolina to have. It allows some to put their past where it belongs, which is behind them, [...]
Imagine being charged with a drug crime without any drugs being found in your possession. Sounds far-fetched, right? Well, not really.
The truth is, you can be arrested and charged with drug crimes even if none are found on you in this state. North Carolina makes it illegal to possess drug paraphernalia. That may seem a bit crazy since many items used as paraphernalia are available for purchase in stores, but it’s the law nonetheless.
Here’s what you need to know about drug paraphernalia charges in North Carolina and the consequences that [...]