The U.S. Supreme Court has many criminal cases on the docket this term. The Court heard arguments on one of the most important, United States v. Jones, earlier this week. Criminal defense attorneys in Raleigh are watching the case because the decision in Jones will affect criminal investigations and anyone suspected of a crime anywhere
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A number of laborers, business owners and residents announced their intention to protest a law that prohibits loitering in their Orange County, North Carolina town. The ordinance currently makes it a misdemeanor for anyone to “stand, sit, recline, linger, or otherwise remain” at a certain intersection in the town between 11 am and 5 am.
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North Carolina’s Medicaid program is the purported winner in two cases that wrapped up this week. The two defendants, both mental health providers, were sentenced separately in federal court on charges of Medicaid fraud. Their sentences were handed down earlier this week. In the first case, the U.S. District Court judge sentenced the defendant, a
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We’re finishing up our discussion of a criminal case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involves strip searches of non-violent detainees in county jails. The jails in question are not in North Carolina, but the state’s criminal defense attorneys are watching the case closely, because the ruling will certainly reach them. Just as
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We’ve been discussing a criminal case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last week. The incident that gave rise to the case didn’t happen in North Carolina, but, as with most Supreme Court cases, the decision will certainly affect how the state’s jails operate. The case was brought by a man who had been arrested
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