Category: Criminal Defense

Unfortunately, false allegations of domestic violence used to gain legal leverage are on the rise, too. An estimated 700,000 people are wrongfully arrested on domestic violence charges annually. 

What you may also not be aware of is that although domestic violence is typically prosecuted in North Carolina state courts, it is sometimes prosecuted federally…and a federal conviction is far more serious.

Understanding how domestic violence is defined and what scenarios are considered domestic violence offenses is only the first action you can take should you be falsely accused. 

Domestic Violence Defined

Domestic violence [...]

In North Carolina, as long as you’re over the age of 21, enjoying a few drinks isn’t against the law – even if you’re stumbling around the block to get to the next bar. However, drunken behavior can quickly turn into an altercation that is unlawful in our state.

What Happens If You Are Intoxicated in Public and Run into NC Police?

If you run into law enforcement officials while you are intoxicated in public, you may be taken into protective custody or directed to your home. Protective custody, even if it takes [...]

“Smash and grab” thefts are on the rise here in North Carolina and other states, and law enforcement officials think they know why.

They recently discovered a theft crime ring that reaches from Georgia into North Carolina where the alleged offenders break into vehicles to take debit and credit cards.

The two females and one male suspect allegedly look for vehicles in public parks where valuables are left in sight. The suspects break vehicle windows to take cash and cards. Then they proceed to retailers like Kroger to purchase gift cards at self-checkout [...]

If you have been charged with a crime, it is completely normal to feel anxious or worried. Especially if most of what you know about the criminal justice system and court cases comes from watching law shows on TV. Cops routinely bend and even break laws to make sure the “bad guys” get convicted. Lawyers and judges are intimidating and sometimes even abusive. Basically, it all seems really scary.

To a certain extent, this worry is justified. North Carolina takes criminal charges seriously, and lawmakers want to do everything in their power to [...]

If you have been charged with a crime, it’s important to get on the phone with a criminal defense attorney and discuss your options for defending yourself, as well as the most likely outcomes for your case.

But which defense attorney do you call? How do you know if one lawyer is better than another? What should you look for?

Below you’ll learn about the qualities you want in a criminal defense attorney to give you the best chance at a successful outcome.

Don’t Hire a Criminal Lawyer Unless They Meet These Criteria