Drug Laws in North Carolina

Drug laws can be complicated. This is partially because these laws are always changing or being updated, and partially because, while both federal and state laws may both apply, they often contradict each other. Not only can this make understanding drug laws difficult, but it can also make it tricky to successfully navigate a trial More

North Carolina Theft Laws

In North Carolina law, theft is always described using the word “larceny.” Though this may sound a little confusing, “theft” and “larceny” are often used interchangeably to describe the same type of crimes that involve the unlawful taking of someone else’s property. Types of Larceny in North Carolina Most types of larceny fall under a More

What shows up on a background check?

What Shows Up on a Background Check?

Background checks can be conducted for a variety of reasons, but they are most commonly conducted prior to starting a new job or prior to signing a lease on a rental property. Sometimes also called background screenings or pre-employment screenings, they’re usually used to determine whether the individual in question is who they say they More

Marijuana Law

Marijuana Laws in North Carolina

New marijuana laws have been sweeping the country over the last few years. Whether we’re talking about one of the 10 states (plus Washington D.C.) that have legalized recreational cannabis use, or the 30+ that have passed medical marijuana laws, it’s clear that cannabis reform has arrived. In North Carolina, however, not much has changed. More

Man at DWI checkpoint

What to Expect at a DWI Checkpoint

Also known as sobriety checkpoints, police officers will often set up a DWI checkpoint on weekends or holidays in areas surrounded by bars and restaurants. Some checkpoints are used to stop every car that comes through and others keep traffic moving by only stopping every few cars. According to the Fourth Amendment, police need probable More

Cyberbullying Laws in North Carolina

Before the internet, the only time a child was likely to encounter a bully was during the school day. Now that almost every kid has their own cell phone, Instagram, and Facebook account, bullies have far more opportunities to torment their victims outside of school. Bullying has evolved into cyberbullying. Since many bully/victim relationships start More

Woman shoplifting

North Carolina Shoplifting Crimes and Punishments

Shoplifting charges and the penalties they carry are different throughout the country. The two main charges associated with shoplifting in North Carolina are concealment of goods and larceny of goods. Additionally, there are several other kinds of charges that can be associated with shoplifting. What someone is charged with in a shoplifting case depends on More

Taking your fraud charges seriously

Fraud is a crime that is often associated with administrative and other white-collar professions. It’s a type of criminal offense that involves the use of false information for monetary benefit. It’s a serious allegation that should make anyone who is facing fraud charges consider hiring an experienced attorney. A conviction can impair your ability to More

What Is the Legal Definition of Embezzlement?

Embezzlement is a crime that involves one person using a position of trust or responsibility to steal money or resources from another person or entity. You must avoid making statements about your actions until you speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney if you don’t want to make your situation any worse. Embezzlement Examples It’s More

North Carolina conceal carry guns

North Carolina Concealed Carry Laws

North Carolina does require a permit to purchase handguns within the state. The permit typically comes from your local sheriff’s office. While you do not need to register your handguns with the sheriff, the sheriff does have the right to retain and make available to law enforcement agencies a list of permitees. Although the state More