Domestic violence can be an issue in a variety of relationships, but in every case, it can lead to serious consequences. In North Carolina, there are many different crimes associated with charges of domestic violence. 

So, what makes a crime fall under the umbrella of domestic violence, and what kind of penalties can result from a conviction? Read on to find out.

Domestic Violence: What Is It?

Under North Carolina law, domestic violence occurs when someone commits any of the following acts against certain persons:

  • Assault by pointing a gun
  • Assault in the
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Shoplifting may seem like a common crime, but it’s also not one that is taken lightly. In fact, if you are charged with shoplifting in North Carolina, you could be facing felony charges.

There are many factors that go into determining the charges for shoplifting, but a conviction of either a misdemeanor or a felony can result in severe consequences for that seemingly minor “five-finger discount.” Here is what you need to know about shoplifting in North Carolina and the charges you may be hit with.

NC Shoplifting: A Tale

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COVID-19 has become a part of the daily reality for people all over the world, including the day-to-day workings of the district attorneys in North Carolina.

That’s because Governor Cooper has expanded the enforcement of his COVID mask mandate and prosecutors around the state will now be responsible for prosecuting people who violate those orders. 

The mask mandate states that those who do not wear masks in some situations can be charged with a Class 2 misdemeanor. Here’s what you need to know about it.

The Structure of NC Misdemeanors

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If you want to give yourself the gift of a clean slate in North Carolina for 2021, then you can petition the court for something called an expungement. Clearing your record is not as simple of a process as it may seem, however.

North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation confirmed that they are currently behind in processing orders for expungement. As of now, they are processing orders received in September and granting orders they got way back in June.

Having an expungement processed through the various government agencies involved is not an easy [...]

Probation revocation is a big deal, which is why it’s something that in most cases can be appealed. The key is to understand how to go about appealing it. 

The truth is, appealing a probation revocation in North Carolina isn’t easy for many reasons, which is why having an experienced attorney on your side is a must. Here’s what you need to know about appealing your probation revocation.

What Is an Appeal and Steps for Filing One in North Carolina?

An appeal is a legal proceeding in which you ask for a judicial [...]