Charlotte Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Is Texting and Driving Illegal in North Carolina?

ORIGINALLY POSTED: August 13 2019 UPDATED: November 31 2021 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...

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Most Common Reasons for Traffic Stops in North Carolina

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION DATE: 08/22/2019 UPDATED: 10/28/2021 From running a red light to DWI, there were almost a million traffic stops in North Carolina in 2020. That's a lot of drivers being pulled over for a range of reasons. While state...

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

ORIGINALLY POSTED: AUGUST 28, 2019 UPDATED: OCTOBER 27, 2021 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...

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Clean Up Your Criminal History With a Record Expunction

Original Date of Publication: 04/02/2020 UPDATED: 10/24/2021 Approximately 1 in 4 North Carolinians has a criminal record that could result in collateral consequences that impact employment, housing, and other opportunities. Recent changes in...

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Charged with Speeding and Reckless Driving in Charlotte?

Many drivers, at one time or another, have broken the speed limit. There are signs on nearly every road in North Carolina displaying the speed limit, but speeding tickets still remain one of the most common citations in the state. A minor speeding...

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A Felony Drug Charge in Charlotte is Serious Business

Charlotte, and North Carolina in general, have some of the toughest drug laws in the country. Even a misdemeanor could land you in jail—leading to a chain of events like losing your job, your license, and more. But a felony drug charge can...

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Felony Larceny Charges in Charlotte, North Carolina

When most of us think of “larceny,” we think of petty theft, shoplifting, etc. But did you know that under North Carolina larceny laws, some larceny convictions are felonies. You may not even know you've crossed the line between...

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Don't Let Criminal Charges Ruin Your Life Without a Fight

North Carolina criminal statutes cover a wide range of conduct that is illegal, from theft to murder. These crimes are punishable by fines, imprisonment, and other consequences that can ruin your life. While the Tar Heel state's criminal laws...

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Charged with Larceny in North Carolina? Here's What You Need to Know

Charged with Larceny in North Carolina? Here's What You Need to Know   Being charged with larceny in North Carolina should not be taken lightly. The charge can result in a misdemeanor or felony conviction with severe penalties and a...

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A Hit-and-Run Conviction in North Carolina Can Ruin Your Life

A Hit-and-Run Conviction in North Carolina Can Ruin Your Life Hit-and-run charges are brought against someone when they don't stop at the scene of an accident they are involved in. The duty to stop statute in North Carolina states that a driver...

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How Serious is an Assault on a Female Charge in North Carolina?

Assault on a Female is a Class A1 misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of 150 days in jail. This is a common charge that involves domestic violence, when verbal arguments escalate into physical confrontations, for example. North Carolina...

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Navigating an Assault Charge in North Carolina

Assault can be defined as a threat to use violence against someone. Under North Carolina's assault laws, a charge of assault applies when an attempt is made to commit assault and battery, or an offender uses a display of force to show that...

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Marijuana Charges in North Carolina: Possession and Distribution

In North Carolina, the state takes a hard stance against drug possession, distribution, and other related activities. Even small amounts of marijuana can lead to serious consequences that may affect the rest of your life. Whether or not you agree with...

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