Category Archives: Criminal Defense
What Causes a License Revocation in NC?
We commonly have people who tell us that they’ve been charged with Driving While License Revoked who simply aren’t even sure why their license is even revoked in the first place. Sometimes, these people say that they don’t understand how their license can be revoked because they’ve never had a North Carolina license. Trying to […]
Are you a Responsible Individual?
Let’s hope not. At least, not for the purposes of the North Carolina Responsible Individuals List (RIL). The RIL is a list maintained by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services of people who are the parent, guardian or custodian of a child who has been abused or seriously neglected (NCGS 7B-101(18a)). It […]
If I Urinate in Public, Will I Need to Register as a Sex Offender?
Urinating in Public in North Carolina Some years ago, an urban legend started circulating among college campus’ that if you were caught peeing in public, you could be forced to register as a sex offender. Thankfully for those of you who refuse to wait in the porta potty line, this is not true. At least, not […]
Can I Drive to Work with a DWI in North Carolina?
Limited Driving Privileges in NC by James P. Little If convicted of a DWI under certain circumstances, a defendant may be subject to a NC limited driving privilege that allows the defendant to drive for work related purposes. If the defendant seeks employment in another state, a common question is whether the defendant can transfer […]
Can DWI Charges in Raleigh NC Affect my Driving Privileges before I am Convicted?
Certainly, individuals convicted on charges of driving while impaired (DWI) can face a significant loss of driving privileges. However, even people who have not yet had their day in court, in Raleigh or elsewhere in North Carolina, can face the prospect of a suspended license. Individuals can lose their driving privileges simply by refusing to […]
Can Individuals Convicted for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana in North Carolina go to Prison?
Imprisonment for marijuana possession in North Carolina is possible, depending on the exact type of substance and the quantity involved. However, with an experienced Raleigh drug crimes defense lawyer representing them throughout the criminal process, most offenders are likely to stay out of prison. Possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana represents a Class […]
What Type of Sentence Can a Convicted Drug Offender Expect in North Carolina?
North Carolina law has a complex sentencing system for the conviction of both felony and misdemeanor crimes. Thus, it is not generally possible to accurately predict the classification of the charges or the penalties without knowing specifics about the type of crime, the specific drug and the quantity involved and the criminal history of the […]
Can an Alleged North Carolina Domestic Violence Victim Take Back False Charges?
All too often, someone charges domestic violence in retaliation for a painful break-up. Or a divorcing spouse files charges in an attempt to strengthen his or her custody case. However, once police hear the accusation, the alleged victim cannot stop the criminal process simply by taking back the original charges. Individuals arrested because of false […]