Criminal Defense Blog

Raleigh Drug Lawyers Further Examine Dangers of Carfentanil as Opioid Deaths Explode North Carolina already suffers from one of the worst opioid epidemics in the United States. Now, a deadly new mix of drugs is making a lethal substance even more dangerous...
Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney Examines Study on the Use of Police Body Cameras A study led by Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department shows that body cameras on police officers have not had “any statistically significant effect” on law enforcement officials use of force or citizen complaints...
Drug Attorney Discusses Recent Arrests on Interstate 40 for Trafficking 130 Lbs. of Marijuana What can happen at a routine traffic stop? For two women driving through Orange County, North Carolina last month, it turned out pulling over didn’t lead to just a simple traffic ticket – but rather arrests for trafficking 130 lbs. of marijuana.
Raleigh Criminal Attorneys Say Organized Shoplifting Rings Are Going Mainstream Shoplifting has plagued retail businesses for decades, but this year, it has loomed larger than ever. Authorities say shoplifters have increasingly become the engines of organized theft rings, which systematically ferry stolen goods from thieves to the “fencers” who knowingly resell them. Organized theft has also found a new niche in profiting off gift cards obtained for “returning” stolen goods...
Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Looks at How the DEA Has Been Stifled in its Attempts to Address the Opioid Epidemic As the opioid epidemic receives more attention, we are left to wonder as to how it got this way and what is the best way to address it.
Raleigh Criminal Attorney Answers the Question “Can A Renter say no to a search by the police?” Someone who rents an apartment might think that because they don’t own the apartment, they have no rights to assert. WRONG! As long as you are a lawful occupant, you are within your rights to deny an officer’s request to search your apartment.
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Skeptical About Credibility of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) Over the years, law enforcement officials have intensified efforts to crack down on individuals driving while impaired (DWI) by relying on Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Police officers who become certified DREs evaluate drivers suspected of being impaired by drugs by applying a 12-step process; aside from impairment, their skillset supposedly...
A Reminder from Drug Lawyers: Raleigh Police Can’t Detain You to Wait for a Drug-Sniffing Dog Imagine this scenario: while driving around Raleigh, a police officer pulls you over and asks for your license. He questions you and perhaps issues a traffic ticket – and then makes you wait forever while he calls for a drug-sniffing dog to arrive and inspect your car.
Raleigh Criminal Attorneys Speak on DA’s Decision Not to Press Charges Against NCSU Football Players Five football players from North Carolina State University (NCSU) will not be charged with sexual assault, following an investigation into allegations raised against them earlier this year.
Raleigh Attorney Shares Insights into the Supreme Court's Newest Session The October 2017 session of the United States Supreme Court began on Monday, October 2 with Neil Gorsuch taking the seat of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. This term is set to be one of the most impactful for years to come. The Supreme Court will be addressing gerrymandering, the First Amendment, immigration law, and probable cause. Here are a few of the cases to keep watch: