Criminal Defense Blog

Raleigh Drug Lawyer Wonders Why People Are Still Talking About Marijuana as a “Gateway Drug” While the possession and use of marijuana is illegal in North Carolina, there are currently moves being considered to begin the legalization process.
Raleigh Sex Offense Lawyer Says Trump's Comments Describe Sexual Battery As a sex offense lawyer, I believe Trump's recorded statements describe behavior that could constitute criminal sexual battery, a Class 1A misdemeanor, under North Carolina's law.
Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney Explores the Impact on Communities Who Want Police to De-prioritize Weed If police believe there is reason to suspect that an individual is in possession of a small amount of marijuana, they usually act within the confines of current laws. If any weed is found, the person could be arrested and then the wheels of justice start to turn.
Raleigh Drug Lawyer Notes that a New Deadly Drug is Linked to Rise in Overdoses Earlier this year, the global battle against illegal substances took yet another unexpected turn. An alarming and unprecedented surge in overdoses resulted in a full-scale investigation ultimately leading agents to a synthetic opioid developed roughly 40 years ago as a tranquilizer for large animals.
Durham Drug Lawyer Notes Why Charges Were Dismissed in Controversial Drug Bust Gone Bad Khadir Cherry was arrested by Durham police on April 4, 2016, and charged with selling marijuana. Although the police did not have a warrant, they suspected that the dwelling could be the scene of other criminal activity. Since then, all of the charges have been dismissed.
Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Notes that New York is Tightening Restrictions on Sex Offenders Sexual crimes appear to be all around. Sadly, the popularity of the game Pokemon Go can lead to problems for those playing the game, as they may find they are charged with a sex crime when they have done nothing wrong, and this is especially true of those who have already been convicted of this type of crime and must register with the state as a result.
Raleigh Attorney Wants You to Understand Your First Amendment Rights This is the first in a series of articles dealing with our constitutionally guaranteed rights, and the interplay between those rights and modern criminal law.
Raleigh Sex Crimes Lawyer Talks about Porn-Sniffing Dogs Everybody knows how talented the canines that accompany us on our life journeys can be. Now, according to one Raleigh sex crimes lawyer dogs are being trained to sniff out electronic devices that potentially have pornographic images illegally stored on them.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Ponders New Challenges for States That Have Legalized Marijuana Use Marijuana has certainly been making its fair share of headlines over the last few years with just over half the nation joining Colorado and Washington in legalizing use of the drug in some capacity. As the number of states jumping on board grows, those lines once drawn between acceptable levels and outright impairment are becoming decidedly more blurred.
Conviction holding you back? When it is possible to expunge a prior conviction Criminal convictions can pose a great many problems. Even relatively minor convictions can be a huge headache. If you are eligible, an expunction can clean your record and give you a fresh start