When facing DUI charges in North Carolina, one of the first things you will need to decide is if you should apply for a public defender, represent yourself in court, or hire a private attorney. A person’s financial decision often influences their choice, but there are many good reasons to choose the last option of a private attorney.

If you decide to hire an attorney, don’t choose the first option. While you may feel urgency because of what is going on with your DUI charge, you still want to find the right attorney [...]

Statutory rape is a concept heard about on television and in movies, but it’s essential to understand it’s a crime. This crime occurs, and it’s considered very serious in the state of North Carolina.

For those charged with statutory rape in the state, it may be challenging to recognize the true magnitude of the charges against you and the penalties you can face.

Statutory Rape: What Is It?

When most people think of rape, they think of sexual intercourse done against a person’s will, by force, or without their consent. Statutory rape is [...]

In the age of the internet, everything is available at your fingertips. You can order anything online and have it conveniently shipped to your home. Some people are so comfortable receiving packages that they will mail or have mailed just about anything to them – including illegal drugs.

Sending certain substances through the mail, and receiving them, can have severe consequences for people in most parts of the country, including North Carolina. If you break the law, you can have a long-lasting negative impact on your life. Here’s what you need to know [...]

Shoplifting in North Carolina is not a simple crime. In fact, there isn’t just shoplifting in North Carolina – which refers to taking merchandise without paying for it – there’s also larceny. That is a charge that can be a whole lot worse.

What is the difference between shoplifting and larceny? Many people don’t know. But anyone facing one of these charges must understand the difference between them and how it can impact their future.

Read on to find out what you need to know.

Is It Larceny or Shoplifting in North Carolina?

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Assault in North Carolina is a crime that involves violence against someone else – but that violence doesn’t have to be physical. This fact often confounds people who find themselves charged when assaulted when they never made physical contact with the victim.

What does the law say specifically?

Assault in North Carolina

A person can get charged with assault in North Carolina if they threaten someone with harm in a way that puts them in reasonable fear for their safety. If contact is made, that can result in a battery charge.

There are [...]