North Carolina residents may have heard about a Supreme Court ruling that could have an impact on immigrants convicted of crimes. According to U.S. law, an immigrant who is convicted of a violent crime is supposed to be deported. However, the Supreme Court said that the law as too vague, which made it unconstitutional. The court sided 5-4 with a legal immigrant from the Philippines who was convicted of burglary in 2007 and 2009.
The divorce process can be difficult for all of the parties involved. However, children can be hit especially hard. That's why North Carolina parents should take special care to help ensure that their separation does not have a lasting effect on their children.
Though North Carolina has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the nation, some people want penalties made even harsher. The legislative Child Fatality Task Force recently voted in support of a proposal to add a requirement for ignition interlock device installation for all those convicted of DWI (also known as DUI), including first offense violators.
The North Carolina Controlled Substances Act defines drugs as substances recognized by the U.S. Pharmacopoeia that are intended to affect functions of the body. In short, drugs are any illicit substance specified in state or federal laws. Substances not explicitly listed in Chapter 90 of the North Carolina statutes are still illegal if banned by federal law.