An encounter with law enforcement officials can be unnerving regardless of the circumstances. Unfortunately, many people in North Carolina and across the country are unsure how to respond if an encounter results in criminal charges. In fact, one woman may choose to seek professional advice after a recent traffic stop led to drug charges.
There is nothing more devastating to a parent than the loss of a child. The grieving process that follows such a loss is often lengthy and difficult. Unfortunately, a mom in North Carolina must also cope with criminal charges following the unexpected death of her young child.
When a crime occurs, there is an understandable desire for answers. Unfortunately, these answers may take a significant amount of time to uncover. Despite this, a man in North Carolina was recently arrested in connection to an alleged murder just hours after the deceased victim's body was discovered.
"You'll never take me alive, Coppers!" That's the classic James Cagney, old mobster impersonation many of us might think back to when considering what it means to resist an arrest.
It is often difficult for police to determine exactly what happened when a crime occurs or is believed to have occurred. While certain circumstances may seem to paint a particular picture, there is often no way to fully prove what actually happened to the standard required by the court of a conviction of crimes. Despite this, a teenager in North Carolina is now charged with murder in the death of his father.
It is not uncommon for drivers to make a mistake. For example, a driver annoyed with a smaller moving vehicle could easily make a mistake when it comes to deciding whether to pass another vehicle. A misjudgment in itself is not evidence that a driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, a man in North Carolina is now accused of DWI after a head-on collision.
Misunderstandings happen every day in North Carolina. Unfortunately, when they escalate, it may be difficult for law enforcement officials to determine exactly what happened. Despite an ongoing investigation, a man is now likely planning his criminal defense after he was charged with multiple crimes.
The holiday season is full of traditions. Families serve special meals, distribute gifts and listen to holiday music. Another tradition among adults is drinking, and the holiday season is even known for its signature adult beverages like mulled wine, hot buttered rum and alcoholic eggnog. However, one tradition worth breaking is drinking and driving.
Federal court does not necessarily mean your case is more serious. The main difference between state and federal courts is jurisdiction, or the type of cases a court has authority to hear.