Criminal Defense Blog

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor addresses erosion of 4th Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure in recent dissents Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s strong dissent on the Utah v. Strieff case makes it all the more important for a criminal lawyer to defend your constitutional rights.
Supreme Court Erodes Protections Against Bad Police Stops Raleigh criminal lawyer explores the Supreme Court's new perspective on the exclusionary rule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.