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.
If you get arrested, could you make bail?
A 28-year-old North Carolina man is under arrest for a variety of offenses after threatening and harassing a worker at the public polls.
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.