Self Defense in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney, Michelle Sparrow, discusses the rules and case law regarding self defense during an assault in North Carolina. In the state of North Carolina, you have the right to defend yourself. An individual may use deadly force or kill an attacker if they believe their actions necessary to prevent their own bodily
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Bail Reduction Denied for Durham Homicide Suspect

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After 17 months in jail, a 34-year-old woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend failed this week to convince a Wake County judge to reduce her bail. Defense counsel had requested the court accept $50,000. The court responded that $200,000 is an appropriate bond for the mother of three. In April 2011, the woman and her
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Are Self-defense Laws a ‘license to Kill?’ North Carolina Isn’t Sure.

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The national media has been focusing its attention on the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin by a man who claimed self-defense. While many of the facts are disputed and the shooter has not yet been charged, much of the debate has surrounded “stand your ground” laws that may protect the shooter from criminal liability. State
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Mom Shoots Intruder and Sparks More ‘castle Doctrine’ Debate (2)

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We are talking about a case that made headlines last week. The story raises questions about the use of deadly force in defense of self or others. Deadly force used against an intruder into a home is justifiable under the “Castle Doctrine,” a legal defense accepted in all states under case law or statute. North
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Mom Shoots Intruder and Sparks More ‘castle Doctrine’ Debate

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The Internet has been awash with stories this week about the woman who shot and killed a man who broke into her mobile home. What makes the story unusual is that the woman, huddled in her bedroom with her baby, first called 911 to see if shooting the intruder would be okay. The dispatcher told
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