Although North Carolina statutes do not mention “groping,” feeling up a person against their will is indeed a serious crime. A conviction could land offenders in prison.

Touching a person’s intimate body parts against their will is considered sexual battery. It’s covered in North Carolina General Statutes 14-27.33. The law states that a person is guilty of sexual battery if they engage in “sexual contact” with another person forcibly against their will for the purposes of sexual arousal, sexual abuse, or sexual gratification.

A person can also be found guilty of sexual battery [...]

If you’ve been charged with possession of a controlled substance in North Carolina, you may be wondering how your lawyer is going to keep the judge from throwing the book at you. Penalties for drug crimes are very case-specific. Depending on the unique conditions of your case, your attorney may choose one or more from various defense strategies — anywhere from claiming unreasonable action to just plain denial.

Possession of a controlled substance is illegal in North Carolina under Article 5. Section 90-86 of state legislation. There are two main categories of possession [...]

Driving Under the Influence (DWI) is a serious offense in North Carolina. Depending on the severity of the case, offenders face anywhere from fines and probation to two years in prison. 

The best way to avoid the fines and possible jail time associated with DWI charges is to steer clear of drinking and driving. If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of being pulled over while under the influence of alcohol, here are some tips for navigating the situation:

Pull over in a safe place. It’s important to pull over as [...]

A North Carolina girl, pregnant at 15, never expected to be put in this situation. In her small conservative town, she felt the community pressuring her to marry the 17-year-old father and take the responsibility for getting pregnant to “make it right.” 

Now 40 years old, court documents show that she had endured years of abuse, just like numerous other teenagers in North Carolina today. She is still trying to escape the torment of her child’s father, while also working to advocate for victims of domestic violence.

North Carolina is aiming to reduce [...]

If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, you might be feeling scared and confused — justifiably so. In North Carolina, the law (or statute) prohibiting drugs is fairly simple, but penalties for those crimes vary greatly depending on the type of drug, the amount, and the accused’s previous criminal record. 

Manufacturing, distribution, and possession of controlled substances are all illegal in North Carolina under one statute. 

The North Carolina Controlled Substance Act outlines exactly what is included in manufacturing, distributing, and possessing controlled substances as well as the penalties for the varying [...]