Violent Crime & Weapons Charges
When Does Misdemeanor Assault Become a Felony?
In the state of North Carolina, there are three types of misdemeanor assault crimes. While the vast majority of individuals charged with assault will face a misdemeanor, there are instances where the prosecution may opt for a felony charge. Therefore, if you are arrested for assault of any kind, it is imperative that you understand…Read More
I’ve Been Charged With a Criminal Offense. Now What?
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…Read More
What’s the Best Criminal Defense for Assault Charges in Raleigh?
According to City-Data.com, Raleigh has consistently had higher rates of violent crime over the years, compared to the rest of the United States. Although the North Carolina Department of Justice’s latest statistics show that the number of offenses is down statewide, there are still over 32,000 cases every year. Without a solid criminal defense strategy,…Read More
NC Judges Have Highest Conviction Rates for Certain Criminal Charges
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…Read More
Fewer Criminal Charges in Raleigh Are Being Pursued
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…Read More
North Carolina Reveals the 5 Most Common Criminal Charges
Overall, crime in North Carolina has reduced in the past year, according to a recent report released by the state. Despite the decline,criminal charges in Raleigh are a common occurrence, and are very serious if you face them. Theft There were 198,893 cases of larceny, which was down 5% from the prior year’s 209,567 incidents.…Read More
What You Need to Know Before “Cooperating” With an Investigation
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…Read More
What Happens When You Get Criminal Charges in Raleigh
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.…Read More
Studies Show Innocent People Still Need a Criminal Defense Attorney
The number of exonerations today is astounding. Although estimates of innocent people convicted, in prison, or put to death may vary, one thing is for certain. Although people are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, it often doesn’t occur that way. Believing their innocence is known, or cooperating with the expectation that they will…Read More