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Domestic violence is a crime that can have a dramatic impact on families. Why? Because it’s a crime that takes place between people with close ties. It adds strain to relationships and can lead to issues going forward. For anyone accused of domestic violence, it can cause a remarkable shift in their lives that they may not understand if they are convicted.

If you are arrested and accused of domestic violence, then what you must face in the legal system may be completely new to you. That’s why it’s vital to not only [...]

Good Samaritan laws across the country are meant to keep those who try to save others in life-threatening situations safe from legal action. However, they don’t always work as they are intended – with devastating consequences for many people.

Recently, a group of parents – who had lost children to overdose and other substance-related accidents –  got together and lobbied the North Carolina legislature to strengthen the Good Samaritan law in the state. Currently, the law does offer protections to those acting in good faith when they seek medical help for someone in [...]

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 [...]