Category: Misdemeanor

Misdemeanor charges are common in North Carolina and can have significant legal consequences for those accused. Understanding the ins and outs of misdemeanor charges, including the types of offenses, potential penalties, and legal procedures involved, is essential for individuals facing such charges. In this blog, we will provide a comprehensive overview of misdemeanor charges in North Carolina, shedding light on common offenses, penalties, and the importance of seeking legal representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Types of Misdemeanor Offenses:

Misdemeanor offenses in North Carolina cover a wide range of criminal conduct, ranging [...]

Juvenile misdemeanor laws in North Carolina (NC) are a crucial aspect of the state’s legal system, focusing on young offenders aged 6 to 15 years old. These laws aim to strike a balance between holding juveniles accountable for their actions and providing them with opportunities for rehabilitation and growth.

In this blog post, we’ll explore frequently asked questions (FAQs) about juvenile misdemeanor laws in NC, shedding light on the legal issues specific to alleged juvenile offenders.

What is a Juvenile Misdemeanor in North Carolina?

A juvenile misdemeanor in NC is a non-felony offense [...]

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, [...]

Every state has its own set of interesting, and often completely outdated, laws. Louisiana is a perfect example.

In 2008 a man was arrested in Louisiana for selling $30 worth of marijuana. Yes, $30 worth of marijuana. He was originally sentenced to 15 years but was re-sentenced a few years later under a Habitual Offender Law due to previous, non-violent convictions.

Sometimes it’s easy for people to slip through the cracks and be arrested for or receive sentences for misdemeanor crimes that seem a little crazy. Still, it’s important to understand what [...]

Short of homicide, sex crimes are some of the most grievous offenses one person can commit against another. Accordingly, they are prosecuted severely in North Carolina, and nearly all are considered to be felonies.

Only a handful of offenses are considered lesser sex crimes garnering misdemeanor-level charges. They are still very serious, however, especially if the defendant has committed prior sex crimes.

What are they?

Below, we’re going to cover five sex crimes classified as a misdemeanor offenses in North Carolina, and the criminal penalties you could face upon conviction.

Sexual Battery

Sexual [...]