Parents just want their teenagers to be safe, but every parent’s approach is different. You may know parents who are very strict about letting their child drink. You may also know parents who let children drink in their house and take away their keys to keep them safe.
If you are one of these latter parents, make sure you know the laws in North Carolina to keep your children (and yourself) out of trouble. Namely, the fact that it is illegal to let underage kids drink except for in very specific cases.
Halloween pranks and partying can be harmless fun. However, if your teen gets involved in the wrong kind of “fun,” he or she could be arrested. North Carolina law enforcement officials will be on the lookout this Halloween for criminal misbehavior, so it’s important to make sure your teen knows what’s okay and what isn’t.
In this post, we’re going to cover the most common pranks and activities that get North Carolina teens in trouble on Halloween, and what you can do to fight back if your teen gets arrested.
Worried about your child getting a minor in possession charge at college this year? We’ll tell you what to expect if your kid gets caught, and explain how a skilled criminal attorney can help you fight the charges to protect their future.
North Carolina Minor in Possession Laws
For many kids, college is the place where they can finally spread their wings and have fun as “adults.” Unfortunately, for many young adults, university “fun” has become synonymous with drinking. Sometimes heavily.
Schools have even become known for partying. Case in point: the Princeton [...]
This summer, our state passed a law stating that juveniles who are 16 and 17 will no longer be automatically charged as adults for misdemeanors and low-level felonies. We were the last state in the entire country to “raise the age” of juveniles in court, so it’s something that is long overdue.
Unfortunately, this law doesn’t fully go into effect until December 2019 – more than two years from now. So in the meantime, 16- and 17-year-olds can still be charged as adults.
Why Did North Carolina Finally Decide to “Raise the Age”?
When your kid is accused of a crime, your first response may be to worry about the consequences. Will your child go to jail? Will they be able to get into college, or get a good job? Will they be taken away from you?
All kids make mistakes, and North Carolina understands that a mistake made by a minor does not always indicate that they are a dangerous person or intend to lead a life of crime. While minors aged 16 or older who are accused of a criminal offense must go through [...]
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Shoplifting in North Carolina is not a simple crime. In fact, there isn’t just shoplifting in North Carolina – which refers to taking merchandise without paying for it – there’s also larceny. That is a charge that can be a whole lot worse.
What is the difference between shoplifting and larceny? Many people don’t know. But anyone facing one of these charges must understand the difference between them and how it can impact their future.
Assault in North Carolina is a crime that involves violence against someone else – but that violence doesn’t have to be physical. This fact often confounds people who find themselves charged when assaulted when they never made physical contact with the victim.
What does the law say specifically?
Assault in North Carolina
A person can get charged with assault in North Carolina if they threaten someone with harm in a way that puts them in reasonable fear for their safety. If contact is made, that can result in a battery charge.
Every person on the planet makes mistakes sometimes. It’s universal to err as a human. But for some people, their mistakes can follow them around for the rest of their lives in the form of a criminal record.
For people who are caught and either charged or convicted of perpetrating a crime, the state of North Carolina offers a solution to right your past wrongs through something called record expungement. There are guidelines and requirements that you must meet to get this process started, but it can be very helpful for those who [...]