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September 2013 Archives

Pot smell leads to search, drug charges in North Carolina

Drug possession charges are very serious and can result in lengthy prison sentences for individuals convicted of drug crimes. A recent case in North Carolina shows the criminal charges individuals can face if a police officer suspects that an illegal substance is being used. 

1 injured, 1 killed in North Carolina car accident

One passenger is dead and another is critically injured following a single-car crash on Sept. 21, according to local law enforcement. North Carolina police are still investigating how the car accident, which claimed the life of one local man and injured his friend, a football player for a local team. No charges have yet been filed in connection with this case, but the driver of the vehicle has been placed on notice by police.

Man accused of trading tattoos for EBT benefits faces charges

Some North Carolina residents depend on food stamps to feed their families. Yet, it isn't uncommon to read that someone allegedly misused their government benefits in order to obtain items such as alcohol, cigarettes, lottery tickets or other non-food items. However, according to Raleigh authorities, food stamps have also been used by local residents recently to purchase something quite unusual: tattoos.

North Carolina woman killed by drunk driver

One woman has been charged in the death of another following an accident in Asheville, according to local sources. The 45-year-old is being held responsible for the death of a local North Carolina woman after an accident police believe was the result of intoxication. The alleged drunk driver is now facing felony charges related to the crash.

A criminal record may impact chances for employment

As the economy slowly rights itself, more and more North Carolina residents are finding new employment opportunities. Applicants are brushing off and updating their resumes in hopes of landing their dream job and a chance to bring a steady income to their budget. However, what happens when a job applicant has a criminal record? Can something that you did years ago ruin your chance for employment?

Dispute leads to charges against North Carolina tribal leader

Facing white collar crime charges can be incredibly damaging to a person's personal and professional reputation -- even if he or she isn't convicted. This is why it's important to take these charges seriously and ensure that criminal proceedings are conducted fairly.

Driver dead after car accident in North Carolina

A trucking company is under investigation following the death of a driver on U.S. Highway 21, according to local sources. North Carolina police are investigating the state of a truck carrying a load of rocks, one of which was dislodged, causing a car accident that killed a man north of Marion. Criminal charges are pending at the time of this writing.

North Carolina teen in critical condition following car accident

A serious accident has left a high school student in a medically-induced coma, according to local sources. The North Carolina teen is in critical condition after a late-evening car accident on Aug. 23. No charges have yet been filed in connection with this case, and police are still investigating the particulars of the crash.

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