Category: Coronavirus / COVID-19

COVID-19 has become a part of the daily reality for people all over the world, including the day-to-day workings of the district attorneys in North Carolina.

That’s because Governor Cooper has expanded the enforcement of his COVID mask mandate and prosecutors around the state will now be responsible for prosecuting people who violate those orders. 

The mask mandate states that those who do not wear masks in some situations can be charged with a Class 2 misdemeanor. Here’s what you need to know about it.

The Structure of NC Misdemeanors

In North Carolina, [...]

The COVID-19 lockdown has impacted nearly every facet of society – including domestic violence. Safety nets for domestic violence have been taken away, as have support systems to help offenders from reoffending.

Representatives in the state are concerned about the impact sheltering in place has had, saying difficulties leaving the home to get away (which can help reduce the incidents of domestic violence that can arise) make it near impossible to relieve over-stressed, frayed nerves.

Right now there is an increased need for mental health services, but just because you’re not leaving your [...]

An aspect of society that few people ever think about unless you’ve been personally affected, coronavirus has been a bit of a gamechanger for those on probation. 

While North Carolina probation hearings are continuing, as usual, there are functions of probation that have proven challenging to maintain, and these issues are making it difficult to keep up specific requirements of their probation terms. 

How do you maintain gainful employment if your employer is temporarily closed? What if you’re enrolled in school or a treatment program, but the pandemic has shut the institution [...]

COVID-19 is touching the lives of every American and in Greensboro, it’s changing life in yet another way. As coronavirus cases surged over 500, a stay-at-home order was put in place at the end of March. Residents caught violating this county-wide order can be charged with a misdemeanor.

Here’s what you need to know about North Carolina misdemeanors and the legal price you may pay for breaking the current stay-at-home order.

Understanding Greensboro’s Stay-At-Home Order

The stay-at-home order, also sometimes called sheltering-in-place, that is now in effect restricts the reasons you can leave [...]

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about some unique circumstances that Americans are now forced to deal with. One of the most disruptive aspects of this pandemic has been the closure of businesses and many government functions. This includes the court system.

For the first time in over 100 years, the United States Supreme Court has postponed upcoming cases. All around the country, courts are being shut down and proceedings rescheduled. 

If you are arrested during this time, or if you had an upcoming court date, it’s important your right to a speedy [...]