Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Lawyer says Florida detectives made fools of suspects in “Operation April Fools”
Criminal Lawyer says Florida detectives made fools of suspects in “Operation April Fools” Howard Kurtz - 4/26/2016 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
Raleigh Sex Crimes Attorney Talks about Sexting, child pornography and the criminalization of our children Howard Kurtz - 4/21/2016 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.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Discusses Dishonest Deputy's Dismissal
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Discusses Dishonest Deputy's Dismissal Howard Kurtz - 4/14/2016 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”
Raleigh Drug Lawyer Explores Cocaine Traffickers Claim: “We Conspired With Cops” Howard Kurtz - 3/24/2016 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.
Raleigh Child Sex Offense Defense Attorney addresses overturned wrongful conviction
Raleigh Child Sex Offense Defense Attorney addresses overturned wrongful conviction Howard Kurtz - 3/16/2016 NC man exonerated of child sex offense 23 years after he was convicted. Child sex crime lawyer addresses the evidence that was withheld and the child recanting her story. Why if you are charged with a sex crime you should have an attorney who is experienced with representing people on accusations of sexual assaults.
Drug Abuse among Medical Professionals on the Rise, Notes Raleigh Criminal Lawyer
Drug Abuse among Medical Professionals on the Rise, Notes Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Howard Kurtz - 3/7/2016 When someone mentions drug abusers, medical professionals are some of the last people you might think of. But you might be surprised that many doctors are addicted to prescription drugs. As a criminal lawyer I can tell you that it’s more widespread than you would think and many have been apprehended for their actions.
Apple vs. FBI: The War for Digital Privacy Post-San Bernadino
Apple vs. FBI: The War for Digital Privacy Post-San Bernadino Howard Kurtz - 2/26/2016 The San Bernadino shooting late last year rocked the nation. Taking place mere days after a high profile attack by a gunman on a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, the San Bernadino rampage hammered home that we live in a country where mass shootings are becoming increasingly common. Due to hints that the San Bernadino shooters may have had connections to terrorists in the Middle East, the FBI got involved. And then, they tried to involved Apple, Inc.
Federal Investigation Results in Multiple Convictions of Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials
Federal Investigation Results in Multiple Convictions of Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials Howard Kurtz - 2/12/2016 It is a reasonable expectation for the police to uphold the laws that they enforce, and while most officers do this and more, certain police departments can foster a culture of violence and misconduct. After a five-year FBI investigation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office is being forced to clean house and account for department practices.
Largest ASPCA Raid in N.C. History Nets Nearly 700 Animals
Largest ASPCA Raid in N.C. History Nets Nearly 700 Animals Howard Kurtz - 2/5/2016 The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals set a new record late last month when it raided "The Haven - Friends for Life" animal sanctuary in Hoke County, NC. The Haven, which was able to operate in spite of failing state inspections for over a decade, housed almost 700 animals. The owners have been charged with violations of N.C's Animal Welfare Act.
Raleigh Criminal Attorney speaks out against restricting sex offenders at public events like the NC State Fair
Raleigh Criminal Attorney speaks out against restricting sex offenders at public events like the NC State Fair Howard Kurtz - 2/3/2016 At last October’s North Carolina State Fair two registered sex offenders were apprehended, one for impersonating a state ride inspector and the other for flying a drone around the fair.