How a State Level Offense in Raleigh, North Carolina Turns Into a Federal Offense

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Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyer, Michelle Sparrow, expresses how an offense at the state level in North Carolina could graduate into a federal offense. At Sparrow Law Firm, we handle both state and federal cases. Sometimes, state and federal cases can join together. Occasionally, a state case may actually be adopted by federal authorities who wish
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Choosing a Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney

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Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney, Michelle Sparrow, offers guidance regarding the criteria to use when searching for representation by a defense attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina. When choosing a criminal defense attorney to represent you, there are important questions to answer about prospective representatives. Are they experienced? Are they near me and/or familiar with the area?
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Opinions Vary On North Carolina’s ‘Justice Reinvestment’ Approach

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Back in 2011, criminal justice officials here in North Carolina were faced with something of a financial and logistical nightmare concerning the prison population. That’s because the budget for adult corrections had ballooned to over $1.3 billion while the number of inmates sat at 41,000 with further increases expected. Rather than asking for more funding,
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North Carolina Pays Millions to Men Who Were Wrongly Convicted

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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
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Even Charges That Are Dropped May Still Appear on Your Record

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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,
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