Leading by Example: New Program May Be Future of Crime Prevention

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Have you ever wondered why we treat many of our low-level criminal offenders so terribly? Many of the people who accused of these relatively minor offenses are often hit with some truly harsh penalties that make their lives very difficult. In fact, in some cases, the legal consequences associated with their low-level crime — and
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What is a Criminal Conspiracy?

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Stories about drug conspiracies are common news items in North Carolina. Just recently, six men were charged by federal prosecutors in Charlotte with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Five of the six defendants face life in prison if convicted, according to WSOC-TV. Our readers likely know what the word “conspiracy” means, but may
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Supreme Court Case Absolves Officers Of Reasonable Mistakes Of Law

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Our readers are, or at least should be, aware that officers don’t have free reign to investigate criminal activity. In fact, officers must always have some legally justifiable basis to stop and question a suspect, to stop a vehicle, to conduct a search, or to make an arrest. One common standard to which officers are
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Do All Drug Offenses Warrant Jail Or Prison Time?

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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
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