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Criminal Defense Attorney says Feds Finally Consider Rescheduling Marijuana Numerous drugs, particularly Schedule I drugs like heroin and LSD, may increase the likelihood that a person will perform dangerous acts, or perhaps even commit a crime. Marijuana is also classified as a Controlled Substance under Schedule I, in the same category as dangerous drugs like heroin and LSD.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer says Research Shows that Cannabis Consumption Not Enough to Prove Impairment With many states becoming more lenient and legalizing medical use and even recreational use of cannabis, state lawmakers have been proposing changes to decriminalize its use. One major concern that both proponents and opponents share is the effect of cannabis on driver performance and traffic safety.
Raleigh Divorce Attorney Talks about Johnny Depp facing Domestic Violence Allegations There’s no doubt that divorces can get messy, but it can get even messier when allegations of domestic violence surface. This is exactly what's happening in the well-publicized divorce of Hollywood star Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard, with the latter claiming "years of physical and psychological abuse" while living with her estranged husband.
Child Pornography Attorney Says Suspect Jailed Till He Provides Password Passwords and encryption methods may be enough to keep other people out of your computers and mobile devices and far away from your personal files, but once you’ve been accused of a serious crime like possession of child pornography, these safeguards are increasingly causing issues with the government's desire to access potentially relevant evidence.
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.