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In North Carolina, felony sentencing is complicated. That’s because they use a system in the state that assigns a class to a crime and compares it with a person’s criminal history in order to determine the level of the sentence they can receive.

Every felony conviction comes with the possibility of prison or jail time. Depending on your criminal history, though, you may be able to avoid it. 

Here’s what you need to know about felony sentencing in North Carolina to help you make sense of this very complicated system.

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Way back at the early dawn of man, your ancestors developed a fight or flight response that helped to keep them alive as they hunted wooly mammoths and avoided the jaws of saber toothed tigers. 

Since then, the mammoths and sabretooth are gone, but the fight and flight responses still remain – and sometimes can get you into trouble.

Today the fight-or-flight instinct humans still have can come in handy. It allows you to survive dangerous situations and to handle stressful times. Driving a car is actually included. That said, when a car [...]

When you think of shoplifting, felony-level crimes probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, it’s likely images of teenagers sliding makeup or small clothing items into pockets and handbags instead.

Well, one group of five local women recently learned the hard way that shoplifting can indeed be a felony-level crime. The group of women engaged in organized retail theft with a shopping spree at a North Carolina mall, stealing products worth thousands of dollars from multiple stores.

Basic shoplifting in the state of North Carolina is a misdemeanor offense. When [...]

As spotlights start to shine on sexual assault cases across the country, more questions come up about what could happen if you are accused. Sex crimes are very serious and can have a major impact on the rest of your life, including where you are allowed to live and work.

The penalties for sexual assault in North Carolina depend on a number of factors, including the sex acts involved. A major factor in sex charges and penalties is the age of the victim. Once a victim reaches the age of 18, most of [...]

Have you recently been charged with a criminal traffic offense in North Carolina?

When most people hear the phrase “traffic offense,” they imagine a speeding ticket or running a red light – fairly mild offenses when compared to something like robbery or domestic abuse.

However, if you have been charged with a criminal traffic offense, you need to understand that the consequences can be incredibly severe. You need to fight back against the charges, and you need to do so with the best possible strategy. Below, we’re going to cover a variety of [...]