Chief of a Private Police Force in Raleigh Indicted on 13 Felony Charges

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The chief of a private police force in Raleigh, NC is being charged with 13 felony counts for “terrorizing” the residents he swore to protect. Chief Joseph Conover has been accused of assaulting residents of the Raleigh apartment complexes that his private police agency is contracted to protect, including a 16-year old boy who was
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What To Do If You Get a Traffic Ticket in North Carolina

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Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney, Michelle Sparrow, explains traffic ticket offense counsel for those who live out of state from North Carolina. You travel to North Carolina to see your niece graduate high school. You get pulled over for speeding and the officer hands you a ticket for $150. The problem is that you live in
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Penalties for Drug Possession in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney, Michelle Sparrow, explains the various penalties for drug possession in North Carolina. Depending on the prior record of the individual in question, drug possession charges often result in a fine or probation. If there are previous charges on the individual’s record or if a larger quantity of drugs were found in
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Man’s Death a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside a Prison Van

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There are so many questions about the March 12 death of a prisoner with significant mental illness and disabilities that a number of state agencies and a nonprofit advocacy organization are all investigating. The case garnered a good deal of attention at the time, but events this week may well have quashed any hope the
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Raleigh High-schooler’s Story Sparks More Than One Debate

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Earlier this week, a 17-year-old high school student pleaded guilty to charges related to an incident on a school bus. Her case illustrates a serious problem with the juvenile justice system as well as with the relationship between the Wake County school system and the Raleigh Police Department. On March 7, 2014, the girl got
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