If you are charged in North Carolina with a crime against nature, then you may be left wondering what on earth you are being accused of. Many states no longer have laws like this on their books, which is effectively a law that criminalizes certain sexual acts. In North Carolina, this law is very much alive, and you may find yourself charged with this sex crime under certain circumstances.

If you are charged with a crime like this, then it’s vital to understand the charges against you and your rights in the situation. [...]

Domestic violence – which you may also hear in North Carolina referred to as intimate partner violence, relationship abuse, or dating abuse – is defined as “patterns of behavior utilized by one person to maintain control and power over another with whom they are in an intimate relationship.”

Domestic violence can happen to anyone and be perpetrated by anyone, no matter their race, gender, sexuality, education level, economic status, or age. But what types of behaviors constitute domestic violence legally in North Carolina, and what are the potential consequences? Read on to find [...]

Domestic violence is a crime that can have a dramatic impact on families. Why? Because it’s a crime that takes place between people with close ties. It adds strain to relationships and can lead to issues going forward. For anyone accused of domestic violence, it can cause a remarkable shift in their lives that they may not understand if they are convicted.

If you are arrested and accused of domestic violence, then what you must face in the legal system may be completely new to you. That’s why it’s vital to not only [...]

States have laws about open containers to help reduce the frequency of drinking and driving, but laws vary from state to state. In North Carolina, there are very specific regulations about what is considered an open container of alcohol.

If you’re pulled over, and an officer sees an open container in your vehicle, can you simply say that it’s trash, or is it illegal for it to be in there in the first place? It’s a good question, and the answer is important for everyone to know.

Read on to find out more [...]

For many in North Carolina who are charged with drug-related crimes, it’s not uncommon to see a charge for something called “keeping or maintaining a drug dwelling or vehicle for the use of a controlled substance”, as well. What does this charge mean? Is it a misdemeanor or a felony?

If you are charged with maintaining a drug dwelling or vehicle in North Carolina, whether as a misdemeanor or felony charge, it’s very serious. It can result in consequences that can impact your life for years to come. That’s why it’s vital to [...]