With everything in the news lately, you’re probably well aware of the fact that our country is undergoing something of an awakening where sexual harassment is concerned. With all of the talk and so many prominent men getting ousted, you Continue reading
Even though North Carolina lawmakers define assault differently from assault and battery, they are charged the same way. Below, we will describe the difference between the two, along with the penalties for these charges, and defenses that can be used Continue reading
A recent story of a North Carolina woman’s alleged larceny sheds light on why it is so important to have alternatives to the typical punishments for stealing. Moreover, it is a reminder that there are all kinds of reasons why Continue reading
If you are facing drug trafficking charges in North Carolina, the potential consequences can feel overwhelming.
Moreover, you can face several different charges related to drug trafficking. You can be charged with cultivating, manufacturing, possessing, distributing, transporting, or selling illicit Continue reading
If you are facing a child abuse charge in North Carolina, you need to understand what the law states and what the charges involve. Let’s look at the law first.
What Constitutes Child Abuse in North Carolina
Child abuse charges Continue reading
Drug possession is a common offense, but nevertheless it is taken very seriously in North Carolina. If convicted, you could face a prison sentence, hefty fines, and a criminal record that will compromise your ability to live a normal life Continue reading
Did you know you can get a DWI charge in North Carolina without actually drinking beer, wine, or liquor? Case-in-point: a Morganton man is facing DWI charges for ingesting too much vanilla extract.
Travis Williams, 43, crashed his truck Continue reading
A criminal record is life-changing, and can compromise housing applications, gainful employment prospects, college admissions, and student loans, among other things. These difficulties impair convicted offenders’ abilities to become productive members of society, which often leads to more criminal behavior. Continue reading
In our state, we have three main types of assault offenses:
- Assault and battery: causing physical injury to another person
- Assault: attempting to commit an assault and battery, or showing force that implies an assault and battery is forthcoming
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and North Carolinians are raising awareness about these offenses that negatively affect thousands every year.
Recently, UNC Asheville and Helpmate partnered together in a vigil on the UNCA campus. Survivors shared stories and Continue reading