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 [...]

Scary things happen all the time. On any given day, a trip to your local department store can turn into a situation where someone threatens the store with a bomb. That’s truly frightening.

It’s not a made-up scenario, either. Morehead City’s Walmart experienced a bomb threat recently that cleared the store. No one was injured, but still, these kinds of threats carry serious consequences — even if a bomb is never actually involved.

Learn more about the criminal charges North Carolina residents can face for making serious threats to the safety of the [...]

In North Carolina, felony sentencing is complicated. That’s because they use a system in the state that assigns a class to a crime and compares it with a person’s criminal history in order to determine the level of the sentence they can receive.

Every felony conviction comes with the possibility of prison or jail time. Depending on your criminal history, though, you may be able to avoid it. 

Here’s what you need to know about felony sentencing in North Carolina to help you make sense of this very complicated system.

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The holiday season, which kicks off on Halloween, usually gives way to a rise in North Carolina DWI arrests. The NC Highway Safety Program works to combat the normal rise with a sober driving campaign which aims to remind folks how dangerous it is to drive while intoxicated.

The state’s “Booze It and Lose It” program was launched after statistics revealed significant numbers of people driving while impaired. In fact, North Carolina is one of the top 10 worst drunk driving states in the country. 

The study this ranker was based [...]

You’ve probably heard the term restitution thrown around in news stories about crimes. It is a common penalty in criminal cases, as one North Carolina man recently found out.

In October, a North Carolina man was sentenced to 84 months in prison for the role he played in conspiring to steal from Medicaid. Part of his sentence included paying restitution in the amount of $6.1 million to North Carolina Medicaid and $346,000 to the IRS for his crimes.

So, what is restitution and how does it factor into criminal cases in North Carolina? [...]