North Carolina DWI Enforcement Increases Through Labor Day

in Drunk Driving, on

North Carolina is in the midst of its latest “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which uses an increased law enforcement presence in addition to an increased social media presence to prevent and detect DWI. In reaction to last year’s North Carolina DWI statistics, showing that more than half the alcohol-related crashes involved people 18
Continue Reading North Carolina DWI Enforcement Increases Through Labor Day

North Carolina Pays Millions to Men Who Were Wrongly Convicted

in Homicide, on

In a story that is almost painful to read, two North Carolina men have reached a settlement with North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation and its insurers after spending 31 years behind bars even though they were innocent. The men will be paid $12.475 million, but there’s no price that can be put on decades
Continue Reading North Carolina Pays Millions to Men Who Were Wrongly Convicted

Report: Changes to Drug Sentencing Guidelines Have Been Successful

in Drug Crimes, on

As we discussed in a previous post, sentencing for federal drug crimes is serious and strict. Oftentimes, people convicted of drug crimes — whether it is for drug possession, distribution or trafficking — spend years in federal prison. Certain types of drugs are also treated more harshly than others under federal law, including crack cocaine.
Continue Reading Report: Changes to Drug Sentencing Guidelines Have Been Successful

Even Charges That Are Dropped May Still Appear on Your Record

in Criminal Defense, on

Getting arrested or charged with a crime in North Carolina can have serious consequences, even if you are found not guilty. Just being charged or arrested on suspicion of committing a crime can prevent you from getting the job or apartment you want. That’s because even when cases are dismissed or you are found not guilty,
Continue Reading Even Charges That Are Dropped May Still Appear on Your Record

Reasons Behind Declining Us, North Carolina Prison Populations

in Criminal Defense, on

As we discussed earlier, the U.S. prison population has fallen three years in a row. This third year makes the trend statistically significant in the eyes of some analysts. From 2011 to 2012, the prison population declined by more than 25,000 people. Remarkably, more than 1,000 of those people were in North Carolina. According to
Continue Reading Reasons Behind Declining Us, North Carolina Prison Populations