Criminal Defense Blog

Is Recording a Traffic Stop in NC Illegal? Definitely Not According to this Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney If you are stopped by an officer, feel free to record the incident for your safety and protection. There are no North Carolina laws prohibiting you from taking a video of the encounter on your smartphone or other device.
Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Puts Historic 2016 Murder Crime Rates in Perspective Chicago and other major cities remain in the news as they continue to struggle with high murder rates. While the city of Chicago has witnessed a 50 percent increase in its murder rate during a one-year period, cities across America are seeing violent and property crime rates remain at historic lows.
Raleigh Drug Attorney Talks About Celebrity Deaths and Drug Use Celebrity drug overdoses continue to make the news, and sadly, they have become almost commonplace. Any overdose is tragic, but people often overlook what is happening close to home until they or someone they know personally is affected by drugs.
Raleigh Sex Offense Lawyer Talks About Alleged Sexual Abuse of 12 Girls by Cult Leader Alleged cult leader charged with the abuse of numerous female children in Pennsylvania. The young girls and parents were brainwashed into believing their leader was some sort of "god".
The “Romeo and Juliet” Problem: Raleigh Defense Lawyer Talks About Teenage Sex Crimes in North Carolina A major issue arises when teenagers engage in sexual behavior that, but for the age of those involved, would ordinarily be deemed consensual. This “Romeo and Juliet” problem has caused a great number of individuals to face sex crime charges in recent years as laws struggle to adapt and keep up with technology.
Raleigh Attorney Helps You Understand Your 2nd Amendment Rights The language of the 2nd amendment is a little different from what we know, and can be slightly misleading if you don’t read carefully: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
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.