Deadline is Here to File Under Racial Justice Act

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Tuesday, August 10 was the last day for inmates to appeal their death sentences under North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act (RJA). The law allows murder defendants to present evidence demonstrating that racial bias played a role in their conviction or denial of their appeals. The deadline comes on the heels of the release of two studies that highlighted the racial disparities
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Gold Theft and Pawning Increases in the Recession

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Where there is a will, there is a way. In the down economy, people are turning to sell whatever they don’t need for some extra cash. A lot of times, that happens to be gold. An entire industry of businesses have been started to serve the nationwide cash-for-gold market, further incentivizing people to steal jewelry for
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Traffic Stop Reveals Marijuana Possession, Prosecution Deferred

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A judge has dropped misdemeanor marijuana possession charges against All-ACC football player Quan Sturdivant after he agreed last week to deferred prosecution in Stanley County district court. Assistant District Attorney John Phillips said Friday the Tar Heel linebacker’s record will be cleared by completing 24 hours of community service, undergoing a substance abuse assessment, and
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Welcome to Our Raleigh Criminal Defense Law Blog

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If you have been charged with a crime, you want an aggressive and experienced attorney to protect your constitutional rights. At the Sparrow Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, we vigorously defend people charged with serious crimes, including homicide, drug offenses and theft crimes, including robbery. A former assistant district attorney, Michelle Sparrow is an
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