Felony Larceny in North Carolina is a Serious Charge

There are petty crimes and there are serious crimes. A felony is a more serious crime than a misdemeanor and carries more severe penalties, such as long-term jail sentencing. Murder, armed robbery and certain kinds of larceny are felonies. Shoplifting ...

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Don't Take a Larceny Charge Lightly Just Because It's a Misdemeanor

If you steal something in North Carolina and get caught, you will be charged with larceny. Depending on a range of factors, you could be charged with felony larceny or misdemeanor larceny. Felony charges are far more serious than misdemeanor charges, ...

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Charged With Hit and Run? Here's What You Need to Know

A hit and run, also known as leaving the scene of an accident, is when a driver is involved in an accident with a pedestrian, another car, or a fixed object, and leaves the scene without identifying himself or rendering aid to anyone who is hurt. A ...

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North Carolina Traffic Law FAQs

(With Answers From an Experienced Charlotte Traffic Attorney) No, we don't think many of you spend your free time looking up North Carolina traffic laws just for fun. But we do think there are plenty of traffic laws that are hard to understand, not ...

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DWIs in North Carolina Have Dropped Significantly: Here's Why

Drinking and driving is one of the most dangerous things any driver can do and it puts other drivers in danger as well. In North Carolina, DWIs have dropped significantly over the past few years and that's good news for anyone who drives in the state. ...

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Most Common Reasons for Traffic Stops in North Carolina

From running a red light to DWI, there were over a million traffic stops in North Carolina in 2018. That's a lot of drivers being pulled over for a range of reasons. While state reports break down traffic stops by age, the reason for stops and ...

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In North Carolina, Texting and Driving is Illegal: But What About Talking and Driving?

In 2018, 123 people died in North Carolina because of distracted driving and fatalities involving texting and driving account for 9 percent of all fatal auto accidents nationwide from 2012 to 2018. Distracted driving is a life and death issue across ...

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Traffic Stops and the Fourth Amendment: Know Your Rights

Traffic Stops and the Fourth Amendment: Know Your Rights The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution addresses search and seizure and the public. Part of the amendment states: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, ...

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Speeding Could Land You in More Trouble Than You May Think

Speeding is just like any other habit. The more you speed and don't get caught, the more likely you are to continue speeding. Whether you're in the habit of justifying speeding with the "5 mph over myth“ or you're a bit of a gambler who likes to ...

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Thought You Knew All About DWIs in North Carolina?

While traffic laws in general, including DWIs, don't change very often, there are precedents set every once in a while that change how charges are handled and how punishment is dealt. Just like there are plenty of ways for a criminal defense attorney ...

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Record Expunctions Can Turn Back Time!

Did you know that even if your traffic ticket case or underage alcohol possession charge is dismissed, the charges still show up on your permanent record? That's right. Even if you were 100% innocent and not convicted, anyone can see what you've been ...

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Traffic Tickets In North Carolina: Points, Penalties and a Prayer!

Most of us speed sometimes or "roll" through a stop sign. We text when we should be looking at the road, we forget to use our turn signal, or we just lose focus and drift into another lane. We all take liberties out on the road, and sometimes we get ...

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Busted for Possession? You Need a Drug Charge Lawyer

In North Carolina, possession of a controlled substance, often called simply drug possession, can have some serious consequences if you're convicted. The penalties for drug possession depend a lot on what type of drug is involved, how much you had on ...

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