Most Defendants Can Now Waive Jury Trial In North Carolina

in Violent Crimes, on

A new law went into effect in North Carolina at the beginning of the month that allows defendants to waive their right to a trial by jury and instead choose to have their case tried by a judge. Historically, the state Constitutional has afforded all criminal defendants in felony cases the state the right to
Continue Reading Most Defendants Can Now Waive Jury Trial In North Carolina

Shoplifting Can Result In A Misdemeanor Or Felony Charge

in Theft Crimes, on

Shoplifting is a significant issue nationwide, including here in North Carolina. This is a problem that costs businesses and consumers a pretty penny every year and, as such, is not something that is taken lightly. Those accused of shoplifting may face a number of consequences if prosecutors are able to secure a conviction. Shoplifting is
Continue Reading Shoplifting Can Result In A Misdemeanor Or Felony Charge

Do All Drug Offenses Warrant Jail Or Prison Time?

in Drug Charges, on

While drug crimes are certainly a serious issue in North Carolina, some may wonder if all of them warrant jail or prison time. Drug offenses vary in their severity, and those who are accused of low level offenses may benefit from treatment rather than punishment. In some cases, Drug Treatment Court simply is the better
Continue Reading Do All Drug Offenses Warrant Jail Or Prison Time?

North Carolina Man Facing Statutory Rape Charges

in Sex Crimes, on

A man who is well known in his community is facing charges that seem unthinkable. A well-liked and respected youth leader at the Unity United Methodist Church in Salisbury has been arrested and is facing statutory rape and other sex crime charges involving minors. As law enforcement officials in North Carolina don’t take such accusations
Continue Reading North Carolina Man Facing Statutory Rape Charges