Archives for: September 17th, 2021

Although North Carolina statutes do not mention “groping,” feeling up a person against their will is indeed a serious crime. A conviction could land offenders in prison.

Touching a person’s intimate body parts against their will is considered sexual battery. It’s covered in North Carolina General Statutes 14-27.33. The law states that a person is guilty of sexual battery if they engage in “sexual contact” with another person forcibly against their will for the purposes of sexual arousal, sexual abuse, or sexual gratification.

A person can also be found guilty of sexual battery [...]

Lawmakers have the tough job of adjusting legislation as the state, country, and world change. New technology, cultural shifts, and other factors may make old laws useless – or even dangerous. If lawmakers do not address outdated rules, they could be putting a group of people at risk for incarceration and harsh penalties.

Unfortunately, this is exactly what is happening right now in North Carolina. Teens are at risk of harsh and unfairly high penalties due to a recent trend in technology. If you have a teenager, you have to educate them on [...]

Prostitution is one of the world’s oldest professions, but it is still a criminal act here in North Carolina.

You probably know that. What you might not know, though, is that this is an act that is classified as a sex crime, and as such can carry with it unexpected penalties. In fact, a number of charges that can potentially fall under the umbrella of prostitution in our state required those convicted to register as sex offenders.

To help you avoid making a mistake that could result in your conviction, this post aims [...]