Often, the term “domestic violence” conjures images of physical abuse, but since the late ‘70s, when the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence was initially organized, it has been leading the movement to further define what the term means, and Continue reading “Domestic Violence in NC: It Doesn’t Have to Involve Physical Harm”
When we hear the words “mandatory minimums,” most of us think of federal courts, which are notorious for strictly imposed and unreasonable mandatory minimum sentences for those convicted.
In fact, you might assume that if your case is prosecuted at Continue reading “Did You Know NC Has Mandatory Minimums for Drug Trafficking?”
Generally speaking, there are three classes of crimes: drug crimes, crimes against property, and violent crimes. Obviously, there can be some crossover, but most offenses fall squarely into one of those three categories.
Drug crimes, clearly, must involve drugs. Violent Continue reading “Did You Know That Trespassing Is Considered a Property Crime in NC?”
Growing up is difficult, and if your child has certain risk factors, he or she may be more likely to “cross over” into delinquency.
This is a big deal, because if a child aged under 16 years old commits a Continue reading “Juvenile Delinquency in NC: How to Keep Your Kid from “Crossing Over””
The conversation around child abuse and reasonable punishment has been going on since the beginning of parenting. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement urging parents not to spank or physically punish their children.
Still, it’s not Continue reading “Child Abuse: Defining the 4 Main Types Covered By North Carolina Law”
Now that smart phones are ubiquitous, developers have created apps to help us with nearly every aspect of daily life. Finances. Diet management. Avoiding traffic. Shopping. More shopping. And even more shopping.
Some of the most surprising apps, however, may Continue reading “Want to Avoid a North Carolina DWI? Yep, There’s an App for That”
What is shoplifting?
Most of us have a pretty clear understanding of the basics. It’s when someone takes something from a store without paying for it, right?
Except that in North Carolina, it’s not quite that simple. There is no Continue reading “North Carolina Shoplifting: Larceny Versus Concealment of Goods”
Traffic violation and felony usually aren’t even two words we expect to see in the same sentence. Getting a traffic violation means having a cop write you a ticket for speeding or receiving a citation in the mail for running Continue reading “North Carolina Traffic Violations That Are Considered Felonies”
In our state, no person may be prosecuted solely for being intoxicated in a public place. So, if you were charged with drunk and disorderly conduct this past New Year’s Eve, you may have felt completely blindsided. After all, New Continue reading “Got An NC Drunk and Disorderly Charge on New Year’s? Fight Back”
As of 1st December 2011, North Carolina’s citizens have had the legal right to defend themselves in their homes, places of work, or vehicles using deadly force without duty to retreat. The legal right to defend oneself is conferred Continue reading “You Were Just Defending Yourself – But Got Charged with NC Assault”