Although many of us tend to use the terms interchangeably, theft and robbery are two different crimes in North Carolina. As such, theft and robbery crimes are typically prosecuted and penalized very differently.
Probation is generally preferable to spending time behind bars, but it’s also not the easy way out. There are many terms and conditions you’ll have to meet, and failure to do so can land you behind bars for the rest Continue reading
A recent story of a Fayetteville man who violated probation is a warning for what can happen if you don’t follow the rules.
Quintin Lamar Molette, 28, was on a probationary sentence in March 2015 when police received information that Continue reading
If you were convicted of a criminal offense and given probation, you probably consider yourself lucky. Probation means that the penalties you could have received for your crime (jail time, fines) are currently suspended in the hopes that you will Continue reading
Being let out of jail (or avoiding jail altogether) to go on probation is an odd balance between a relief and a burden. While probation does give you many freedoms that you do not have in jail, many feel that Continue reading
Being sentenced to probation is often both a relief and incredibly stressful. You are out of jail, but you may still feel like you’re imprisoned.
When you’re on probation, you walk a fine line and may constantly live with the Continue reading
If you’ve been sentenced to probation, you might be relieved that you didn’t have to serve any time in jail. But probation can also be quite restrictive and take away many freedoms that you’re used to having.
It might be Continue reading
The Guilford County courts take a very dim view of probation violation. If you remember that kid in school who could never get away with anything because teachers and administrators would never believe the story offered, that’s how judges and Continue reading