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Should North Carolina give criminal defendants a break?

When defense attorneys talk about the consequences of an arrest, they often speak of the collateral damage to a defendant's life -- including the possibility that an arrest and conviction will haunt the defendant's footsteps forever. A decades-old theft conviction for shoplifting, for example, could make every potential employer distrust you. A charge for assault over a bar fight in your youth could continue to brand you a "violent" person for years -- even if you weren't convicted.

What happens during plea bargaining?

Plea bargains are an integral part of the criminal legal system. Prosecutors like them because they're always counted as a "win" in their statistics. The courts like them because they help keep the system moving and reduce the backlog of cases that need to be heard. Defendants like them because they can often carve out a deal that's much better than they'd likely get if the case went to trial.

When domestic violence turns into a kidnapping charge

Domestic violence is a complicated issue that tends to arise from deeply emotional situations. In a split second, you may make decisions that don't necessarily reflect your real intentions. Alcohol or drugs may fuel your anger and contribute to the problem.

Millennials consider criminal justice reform a big concern

If you want to get a millennial's attention in the political arena, talk about criminal justice reform. The vast majority of this younger, larger generation that is now becoming a huge political force is concerned about the way that the legal system and ordinary people interact.

North Carolina's rule on charging teens as adults to change

You may or may not know this, but North Carolina is finally taking steps to fix what many people (especially defense attorneys) believe is a 100-year-old mistake. That's when North Carolina's government defined 16-year-old children as "adults" under the criminal justice system.

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