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In North Carolina, driving while impaired (DWI) is a serious crime. It’s also a crime with a bit of a complicated sentencing structure in the event you are found guilty.
The best-case scenario for a DWI case in North Carolina involves small fines and community service. The worst case can send someone to prison a couple of years and require them to pay thousands in fines, among other penalties.
Here’s a guide to help you understand the DWI sentencing structure in the state so you can understand what to expect if convicted of [...]
Domestic violence is a crime taken very seriously by the state of North Carolina. The penalties for those found guilty of domestic violence crimes can be quite severe, so it’s important to understand what domestic violence is, how it’s perpetrated and prosecuted, and what can be faced if you are found guilty of it.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about domestic violence in North Carolina to help you gain a deeper understanding of this crime.
Domestic violence is defined under North Carolina law as [...]
Although North Carolina statutes do not mention “groping,” feeling up a person against their will is indeed a serious crime. A conviction could land offenders in prison.
Touching a person’s intimate body parts against their will is considered sexual battery. It’s covered in North Carolina General Statutes 14-27.33. The law states that a person is guilty of sexual battery if they engage in “sexual contact” with another person forcibly against their will for the purposes of sexual arousal, sexual abuse, or sexual gratification.
A person can also be found guilty of sexual battery [...]