Cyberbullying Laws in North Carolina

Before the internet, the only time a child was likely to encounter a bully was during the school day. Now that almost every kid has their own cell phone, Instagram, and Facebook account, bullies have far more opportunities to torment their victims outside of school. Bullying has evolved into cyberbullying. Since many bully/victim relationships start More

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North Carolina Shoplifting Crimes and Punishments

Shoplifting charges and the penalties they carry are different throughout the country. The two main charges associated with shoplifting in North Carolina are concealment of goods and larceny of goods. Additionally, there are several other kinds of charges that can be associated with shoplifting. What someone is charged with in a shoplifting case depends on More

Taking your fraud charges seriously

Fraud is a crime that is often associated with administrative and other white-collar professions. It’s a type of criminal offense that involves the use of false information for monetary benefit. It’s a serious allegation that should make anyone who is facing fraud charges consider hiring an experienced attorney. A conviction can impair your ability to More

What Is the Legal Definition of Embezzlement?

Embezzlement is a crime that involves one person using a position of trust or responsibility to steal money or resources from another person or entity. You must avoid making statements about your actions until you speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney if you don’t want to make your situation any worse. Embezzlement Examples It’s More

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North Carolina Concealed Carry Laws

North Carolina does require a permit to purchase handguns within the state. The permit typically comes from your local sheriff’s office. While you do not need to register your handguns with the sheriff, the sheriff does have the right to retain and make available to law enforcement agencies a list of permitees. Although the state More

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What Shows Up on a Background Check?

A background check is conducted in many circumstances such as gaining employment, certain volunteer activities, obtaining housing, and various other situations. Knowing what is reported on your background check is important in order to prepare and present any information accurately when questioned about your background check. When a background check is conducted, any previous arrests More

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Can You Have More than One Expungement in North Carolina?

Expunction is a process that can remove a past criminal charge and/or conviction from an individual’s record. Each state treats expunctions differently so it is important to know the law of the state surrounding expunctions where the criminal charge occurred. Generally in North Carolina, an individual is only allowed one expunction unless there are exceptional More

Process of bond forfeiture

Bond Forfeiture: What You Need to Know

Bond Forfeiture is defined as the process by which the person or business that posted bail for a defendant must pay the entire amount of the bail. This forfeiture results when the defendant misses his or her schedule court appearance or fails to perform an obligation. Forfeiture of a bond can occur in both criminal More

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North Carolina Felony Expungement Bill

Many individuals that have been convicted of a felony or are facing felony charges are concerned about the expungement possibilities of the conviction from their record. The possibility of expungement is important because a felony conviction on an individual’s record may affect job opportunities and other important events throughout their life. Under North Carolina law, More

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Can You Expunge a Misdemeanor in North Carolina?

A misdemeanor is any crime considered less serious than a felony and thus is not punished as severely. Misdemeanors include infractions such as petty theft, simple assault, public intoxication, vandalism, or disorderly conduct. In most cases, they result in monetary fines and/or up to twelve months in jail, but do not cause the loss of civil More