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.
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.
The first time anybody faces criminal charges, they're usually in shock. Most people don't set out to commit a crime -- and they're stunned by the circumstances that have led them to their situation.
A North Carolina woman who blew a .16 -- or higher -- on several Breathalyzer tests has had her drunk driving conviction overturned on appeal. The case is a fascinating example of just how seriously the courts take the issue of "probable cause" when the police make a traffic stop for suspected drunk driving (or anything else).
Have you been charged with a crime? If so, we have some advice for you that you really need to heed if you hope to come out of the situation with the best possible outcome.
The trial of a North Carolina murder defendant was abruptly halted before jury selection was even over after prosecutors disclosed information that seemed to indicate the defendant was trying to arrange for some sort of harm to come to the judge in his case.
Imagine this: You're arrested for some sort of crime, whether it's drunk driving, drug possession, assault or something else. You're absolutely sure that you're innocent -- but the police tell you that the evidence says you're lying. "Forensics," they may say, "never lie."
A lot of traffic stops evolve into drug busts with one simple question. The officer starts by asking, casually enough, "Do you mind if I look around your car?"
A 33-year-old North Carolina man won a victory in the state's appellate court over his 2017 conviction for murder. The court has ordered a new trial in the case.
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