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Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Questions the Legitimacy of Warrantless Search Under the 4th amendment protections of the US Constitution, police cannot enter a home without a warrant except in exigent circumstances. Very recently, North Carolina police allegedly stormed a Durham home on suspicion of marijuana, entering the premises without a search warrant and terrorizing the people inside. Some of the incident was caught on video.
DWI Lawyer Says: "Peeling Out" Isn’t Necessarily Reasonable Suspicion When a police officer suspects that a driver is intoxicated, he may only stop the suspect under very specific circumstances within the confines of the US Constitution. If an arresting officer conducts an unlawful stop, an unlawful arrest, or an unlawful search or seizure, any evidence against the suspect collected during the arrest may be suppressed at trial. This can and often does lead to the charges getting dropped.
Questions for a Family Attorney: Can a Spouse Sue the Other for Theft? For couples that are separated, it’s not uncommon to think that one spouse may want to steal a valuable piece of property that is considered joint property. Now the question is, if one spouse takes something without permission, can the victimized spouse sue the other for theft? The general answer is no, but North Carolina doesn’t really have any specific cases that can give a definite answer to this question.
Defense Attorney welcomes some return to normalcy for those convicted of sex crimes Last March 2015, Graham County Sheriff Danny Millsaps announced that he was banning sex offenders from church. More recently in November 2015, The N.C. Supreme Court upheld a state law that prohibits registered sex offenders from using Facebook or other social networking sites where minors can have an account. These are just the latest developments in a long list of North Carolina events related to sex offenses that border on the absurd and possibly unconstitutional.
Family Attorney Warns Unfaithful Spouses Beware- Your Tinder Activity can be Tracked If you’ve never heard of a hook-up app called Tinder, it’s a social site that has become sort of a one-stop-shop for people who are looking to date, hook up, or simply see who else out there might be interested. The problem is, even married people are flocking to the site and entering into activities that are unbeknownst to their spouses.
Criminal Lawyer says Florida detectives made fools of suspects in “Operation April Fools” Every now and then, sensational news coverage crops up about young children who get sexually assaulted or molested by predatory adults. Sexual assault of a minor is a very serious crime, so it’s no wonder that members of a community become quite concerned when they learn about who in their midst might be participating in such disturbing behavior.
Raleigh Sex Crimes Attorney Talks about Sexting, child pornography and the criminalization of our children Hearing the term ‘sex offender’ is enough to conjure images of monsters who prey on the weak, all for the satisfaction of their abnormal sexual desires. Knowing that a person is a sex offender is enough to send chills down anyone’s spine. And yet, here comes Cormega Copening, a 17-year-old North Carolinian who was charged in September 2015 of sexual exploitation of a minor. Who’s that minor, you may ask? It’s no other than Cormega Copening himself.
DWI Lawyer Shares insights about Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 28 people die every day because of someone impaired behind the wheel. Though there have been plenty of studies confirming the risks of drunk driving, studies have not found similar results for driving while under the influence of marijuana. It is not clear if it even increases the number of accidents on the road at all.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Discusses Dishonest Deputy's Dismissal Over 100 DWIs were dismissed in Wake County because a Deputy lied repeatedly on the witness stand. A Raleigh DWI Lawyer explores whether action taken against the deputy goes far enough.
Raleigh Drug Lawyer Explores Cocaine Traffickers Claim: “We Conspired With Cops” Cocaine traffickers have accused drug task force police of helping them steal cocaine from other drug dealers. Most of the drugs were then resold with a small quantity being deposited into evidence. Perspective from a NC Drug Trafficking Lawyer.