Getting a DWI (driving while intoxicated) or DUI (driving under the influence) can result in serious penalties. For those who are arrested and charged for these offenses, there are some viable techniques that can result in reduced or dropped penalties. Here are five tips about how to defend against a DWI/DUI.
In North Carolina, the possession of half an ounce or less of marijuana is only considered to be a misdemeanor crime and subjects the accused to a $200 fine or less. According to some, the state has essentially decriminalized the possession of a small amount of marijuana. While these are not steep penalties, there are some states that have actually legalized marijuana for personal use. Because of this, it is important to understand the difference between decriminalizing marijuana use and legalizing it.
Certain theft crimes in North Carolina sometimes fall under the realm of federal crimes. This means that they may have long-lasting consequences. Because of this, it is important that when it comes to allegations of a theft crime, one understands the defense arguments that potentially can be made.
There are many reasons why a person may have an outstanding warrant against them. From accusations of drug offenses to allegations of breaking the conditions of their parole, it is not unknown for a North Carolinian to be facing the long arm of the law.
Every day many North Carolinians are accused of drug crimes. Such crimes could range from mere possession of a small quantity of drugs to federal offenses including drug trafficking, drug distribution, drug conspiracies and drug manufacturing. Drug charges can involve various types of illegal substances, including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and illegally obtained prescription medications.
It can be a very scary experience to be accused by authorities of possessing marijuana. One question a person may have in the face of such allegations is: how serious of charges could I face in relation to the accusations?
Recently, a search police conducted of an apartment in Wilmington led to the arrest of a 33-year-old man. Among the charges the man is facing are charges of: possessing drugs with the intent to sell/distribute, manufacturing drugs, possessing drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping a controlled substance.
A North Carolina man accused of tax evasion could end up spending multiple years in prison.
Recently, a group of four individuals here in North Carolina has been accused of having sold marijuana. A 39-year-old man who is the owner of a recently closed barbecue restaurant in Gaston County and a 35-year-old man who was an employee of this restaurant are among this group. The other two individuals that make up the group are a 29-year-old woman and a 25-year-old woman.
One serious type of drug allegation that is sometimes leveled against individuals here in North Carolina is an accusation of manufacturing illegal drugs. Drugs or drug manufacturing materials that police found and seized often play a major role in drug manufacturing cases. It can be important for drug manufacturing defendants to have an experienced criminal defense attorney carefully look over every part of the chain of events that led to police discovering such physical evidence, as police misconduct in any part of this chain can lead to the evidence potentially being inadmissible.