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Category: Criminal Defense

What Happens if I Missed Court?

Being required to appear in court can be scary, but ignoring the situation only makes things worse. You should always appear in court as directed by your attorney and/or the judge. However, if you do miss your court date, there are a few steps you…

Mandatory Minimum Sentences in North Carolina

When a defendant is convicted of a crime, a judge typically has broad discretion regarding how to sentence the person. However, certain offenses in North Carolina result in mandatory minimum sentences. In those cases, the judge has no other option but to impose an extremely…

Does North Carolina Have a Three Strikes Law?

Three strikes laws significantly increase penalties for offenders with multiple convictions. These statutes are similar across states, but the details often differ regarding what qualifies as a strike and the potential consequences. Like many other states, North Carolina does have a similar three-strikes rule, but…

Your Rights When Stopped by Police in North Carolina

You see red and blue lights flash in your rearview mirror, and your heart starts beating faster. You know the police are pulling you over. Even if you didn’t do anything wrong, being anxious is normal. Help your fears subside by knowing your rights when…

What is Felony Larceny?

Even accusations of theft or other forms of larceny are serious. They suggest that you’re dishonest, which is something that follows you, especially if you’re criminally charged, or worse yet – convicted. If you are arrested, it’s essential to know whether you face a misdemeanor…