Most of the time, when people think of criminal activity associated with hurricanes and other natural disasters, looting usually comes to mind -- not an illegal animal rescue operation. Unfortunately, authorities in North Carolina decided to focus their attention on the activities of a dedicated animal lover who crossed some legal boundaries during her attempts to protect pets that were abandoned by their owners during the approach of Hurricane Florence.
In prison, your right to privacy is sharply limited, even on the phone. In fact, you'll probably see a sign warning that all of your phone calls are being recorded. You may even get a reminder message before you start to dial.
Assault and battery charges are serious business -- but the differences between the two aren't always easy to understand.
There's no such thing as a "minor" drug charge. No matter what anyone tells you to the contrary, all drug charges have the potential for long-term consequences.
The conviction of award-winning novelist Michael Peterson for the staircase murder of his wife, Kathleen, is one of the most notorious trials in the state's history. Many people still have questions about what really happened, and the twists and turns of the case have haunted many over the years.
Miranda warnings are the subject of a lot of misunderstandings.
Being charged with a crime can be terrifying. However, you need to take a deep breath and realize that not only are there a number of possible defenses available to you but the prosecution has some pretty strict rules to follow.
If you've been charged with theft and the facts of the case seem to support the allegations, do you still have any possible defenses?
Assault and battery are two criminal charges that are often intertwined, even though they're actually separate offenses.
Getting arrested is naturally unpleasant -- but it's also both physically and legally dangerous.