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What Happens if You are Convicted of Growing Marijuana in North Carolina?

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While some states allow growing marijuana and the private use and sale, North Carolina is not one of those states. In North Carolina, marijuana is considered a Schedule VI substance, which means that is has a low potential for abuse, but it is illegal to possess, sell, or manufacture. If you are growing marijuana on…

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What You Should Know About Misdemeanor Drug Laws in North Carolina

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Among the more than 40,000 inmates across North Carolina prisons, the most frequent crime committed is drug possession. Anyone who is arrested for a drug crime in North Carolina has the potential to be charged under a number of statutes. They include misdemeanor drug laws, felony drug laws, and felony drug trafficking laws. Trafficking charges…

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I’ve Been Charged With a Criminal Offense. Now What?

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The process that takes place once you have been charged with a criminal offense can vary depending on the severity and nature of the crime. If there is probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed, you will either be released with a citation or arrested. Instead of either of these, you may…

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Drug Possession and the Law in North Carolina

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Recently, a North Carolina mother of four was busted for drug possession. Prior to that she had won a whopping $188 million on the Powerball Lottery in February. 26 year old Marie Holmes was charged with simple possession with marijuana when police discovered a little than half an ounce of the drug and other paraphernalia in…

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The Real Reason Why Drug Possession Charges Are So Severe

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The penalties for drug possession in Raleigh are steep. If law enforcement finds you with more than one-half ounce of marijuana, jail-time is a real possibility, if not a certainty. In a country where overpopulation in jails is a major issue, a lot of people wonder why a “victimless crime” comes with such harsh punishments.…

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Prescription Fraud in Raleigh Area Results in Criminal Charges

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It seems like a very simple thing to do- alter a prescription or visit a few doctors until you find what you need. It almost seems harmless, up until you’re hit with criminal charges for prescription fraud. It happens more frequently than most people would think, and the government takes it very seriously. In a…

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NC Judges Have Highest Conviction Rates for Certain Criminal Charges

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The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) of Syracuse Universityroutinely researches numerous facets of the US government and publishes the data it finds. The nonpartisan group is part of the university’s Whitman School of Management and it does not profit from any published works. Through the years, their reports have covered everything fromfederal enforcement, to spending…

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Fewer Criminal Charges in Raleigh Are Being Pursued

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Earlier, we discussed a document released by North Carolina, which indicated that the number of criminal charges being pressed were declining statewide. Raleigh is following suit with the rest of the state, and overall, there has been a 5% annual reduction locally. Although it’s not as good as the 7% reduction statewide, Raleigh fared better…

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What You Need to Know Before “Cooperating” With an Investigation

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The authorities want you to think that they’re gathering evidence so they can locate another suspect or they’ll tell you that you’re only a name on a list that they need to rule out, but nothing could be farther than the truth. If you don’t contact a criminal defense attorney the moment you get so…

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What Happens When You Get Criminal Charges in Raleigh

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In the United States, few people understand how the system works until they, themselves, or a loved one have criminal charges brought up against them. This is a brief synopsis, but keep in mind that details will vary from case to case and only a lawyer familiar with your particular circumstances can properly advise you.…

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