This is a complicated area of the law, and a short answer may not make sense with some background information. It goes without saying that anyone accused of or charged with statutory rape would be wise to consult with a criminal defense attorney at once. Let’s review first who qualifies as a minor in North
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For the past few years, we have used this blog as a forum to discuss a number of different aspects of criminal law. We have discussed sobriety checkpoints; we have talked about football players being arrested for driving while intoxicated. We have talked about theft and murder and drug crimes. We have talked about exonerations,
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Be careful what you put on the Internet. It’s a saying we’ve heard time and time again, whether it was said by your parents or technology experts. In many situations, the information you put on the Internet can be accessed by anyone. Instead of it being your personal information, it becomes public information. But at
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About 40 years ago, American Express launched an ad campaign for its members-only credit card. The television commercials featured celebrities like author Stephen King, household names with little face recognition, looking into the camera and asking, “Do you know me?” King’s ad, of course, came out around this time of year, in anticipation of Halloween.
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In a unanimous vote last month, the Raleigh City Council approved the police department’s use of facial recognition software. When the program launches its yearlong test period in November, Raleigh will join 26 or more local, state and federal law enforcement agencies using similar software to assist with criminal investigations. Nearly three-quarters of all states
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