Charges of drug trafficking are to be taken quite seriously in North Carolina. Even a first-time conviction of simple drug possession can result in jail time and fines. Each additional arrest significantly increases penalties. Because charges of drug trafficking typically involve much larger amounts of drugs, the consequences of this type of conviction are even more serious.
First it was drunk driving, then it was distracted driving and now it is drugged driving. It seems people don't just get in their car and drive anymore. Contrary to popular belief, marijuana does affect your coordination, concentration and reaction time. All of these impairments combine to make a car accident much more likely.
Most parents would do anything to protect their children. There's an instinct that kicks in when a parent perceives that a child is being bullied, hurt or threatened in some way. But when it comes to intervening, it's possible to take things too far.
The manager of a North Carolina Domino's Pizza franchise thought he had a clever way of delivering an additional product to his customers. Unfortunately, instead of a big tip, the man was handed a number of criminal charges including drug possession.
If O.J. Simpson and Lindsay Lohan have taught us anything, it's that celebrities are not above the law. Among the ranks of accused public figures is former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield, who has been indicted on three counts of possession of stolen property and one count of obtaining property under false pretenses.
Being a teenager typically means making mistakes. Teens are testing boundaries and figuring themselves out. Between the ages of 16 and 18 are a very impressionable time in a person's life and likely a time when he or she makes a mistake or two. Sadly, many young people who may have committed student criminal charges are being charged as an adult. Should these mistakes define the rest of a person's life?
Chances are that every person has driven over the speed limit at one time or another. The tendency to speed may increase on certain stretches of road. In North Carolina, drivers were frequently driving over the 55 mph limit on the Wade Avenue Extension. Until recently, many of those drivers were getting speeding tickets, even if they felt they were driving safely.
A person who has been caught with drugs and charged with drug possession faces a number of serious consequences. From fines to jail sentences, penalties for drug offenses vary widely and depend on many factors. Before a person can be convicted, though, it must be determined that the search that uncovered the drugs was executed properly.
You've probably heard the warning countless times: Tempting as it may be, it's best not to post anything on your Facebook page that could come back to haunt you later. That means steering clear of incriminating photos, status updates or other posts that you wouldn't want to show your employer, professors, parents or anyone else who might have an influence on your life. That list might also include police or your probation officer.
Being charged with trafficking drugs can be quite serious in North Carolina. Depending on the amount that is found to be in a person's possession, penalties can range from a fine to jail time. It is important for people to realize however, that drug charges do not need to result in lengthy, excessive punishments.
As much as everyone would like to believe that race no longer plays a role in criminal convictions, a law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in recent years demonstrates that concerns about racism in the justice system haven't gone away. The Racial Justice Act of 2009 provides death row inmates with a criminal defense mechanism to have their sentences converted to life in prison without parole.
College students frequently use college as a time for engaging in the new activities and trying out new things. It may also be a time that kids make mistakes and start to learn their lessons in a more difficult manner. Whatever the charges, a student arrest can be very disappointing and disrupting.
People who are accused of violent crimes often have their images splashed across newspapers and media websites, regardless of whether they're guilty or innocent. Names and mug shots of people implicated in heinous crimes tend to attract attention and many news consumers assume a suspect is guilty long before anyone is convicted. Follow-up stories that exonerate the suspect usually don't get the same attention, which puts them at a disadvantage.