Category: Criminal Law

  • 4 men arrested on drug charges in Rocky Mount

    Law enforcement throughout North Carolina is concerned with keeping their communities safe and clear of illegal activity. Among the most pervasive types of crimes are those involving illicit drugs and narcotics, and those convicted of such crimes can face serious repercussions for their future. Four men in Rocky Mount are likely considering their options for…

  • Cyberbullying can lead to criminal charges

    In the modern world, advanced technology adds convenience and support to daily life. However, certain issues, such as online correspondence, can also spark problems between people, especially if one person feels that another person is bullying. The term “cyberbullying” refers to using electronic communication devices to bully someone. While many teenagers believe such behavior is…

  • Substitute teacher arrested for indecent liberties with students

    North Carolina and other states are facing shortages of teachers, including substitute teachers. Although parents want to believe school districts take proper steps to vet and select substitutes, the truth is that the process of becoming a substitute requires no more than a high school diploma, background check and completion of an online training course.…

  • Investigation leads to numerous drug-related arrests

    Law enforcement officers in North Carolina routinely conduct investigations into alleged criminal drug activity to help keep their communities’ streets safe for all. Often, these investigations last for several months before authorities feel they have enough probable cause to search a location and arrest those suspected of selling or distributing illicit substances. One such investigation…

  • Sherriff’s sergeant arrested and fired

    Many people in North Carolina hold law enforcement officers to a higher standard than regular civilians. However, officers are human and subject to the same failings as others at times. Such may be the case for a sergeant with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office who was recently arrested and fired from his position.  Incident and…

  • Understanding federal charges

    Some people in North Carolina may face federal charges for crimes they have allegedly committed. Federal crimes usually have a high burden of proof for the prosecution, and in most cases, prosecutors will have to obtain a grand jury indictment before officially charging and prosecuting someone for federal crimes. It is important to understand what…

  • Social worker arrested on drug charges

    Many municipalities throughout North Carolina have social programs in place to help mitigate criminal activity and violence in their communities. Those who work for these organizations regularly work with drug addicts and others with serious problems; however, sometimes, the employees themselves can get caught up in illegal activity. Such may be the case for one…

  • What happens if I am charged with assault?

    It could be a misunderstanding or a single mistake. Whatever lead to this moment, those who find themselves facing allegations of assault should start building a defense. A conviction can led to serious penalties and can have a negative impact far into your future. In a recent example, police arrested a defense back from the…

  • What happens if I’m charged with a felony drug crime?

    You may have been relaxing at home when police showed up at your door with a search warrant, then wound up facing arrest after they claimed to have found an illegal substance in your home. Maybe you were pulled over in a traffic stop and were taken into custody for suspected drug crimes. If you…