Perquimans County, nestled in the heart of North Carolina, is known for its tranquil waterways and picturesque landscapes.
Most of small-town North Carolina has its own way of doing things, including dealing with criminal matters like DWI/DUI, assault and drug charges, and domestic violence legal issues.
To an outsider, or anyone unfamiliar with the workings of Perquimans County, the criminal justice proceedings can seem like a confusing set of local rules, terminologies, and courthouse preferences. I
Understanding National Police Reform: A Brief Overview
National police reform is a topic at the forefront of American consciousness, causing significant shifts in our legal landscape.
There has been a public outcry regarding the need to address concerns about police misconduct, transparency, and accountability.
When is Bike Week this year?
The Outer Banks Harley Davidson Bike Week is an annual gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the East Coast and beyond. Bike Week is scheduled for April 22nd through April 30th, 2023.
Where is the Outer Banks Harley Bike Week held?
In North Carolina, driving under the influence (DUI) charges are taken very seriously. If you are pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (driving while impaired), the officer may ask you to perform a standardized field sobriety test (SFST).
Field Sobriety Tests (FST) or Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) are designed to help determine whether you are impaired.
In this blog post, we will discuss the SFSTs and DUI charges in North Carolina, including what you should know if you are facing an allegation of “drunk driving.”
If you have been accused of an act of domestic violence on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, it’s important to know your rights and what you need to do next.
Domestic violence charges can carry serious penalties, including jail time and a criminal record.
That’s why we think it’s crucial to hire a criminal defense lawyer who can help protect your rights.
If you’ve been accused of committing a crime in North Carolina, the way the charge (the legal process) is instituted and a court date is set can make a big difference.
Generally speaking, a criminal summons is a document issued that orders a person to appear in court to answer charges of committing a crime.
A criminal summons may be issued for felony or misdemeanor charges or a criminal infraction; they tend to be used less frequently for felony charges.
If you are accused of fighting or engaging in a public affray in North Carolina, it is important to understand the potential consequences you may be facing.
These charges can result in significant penalties, including jail time and fines.
In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the criminal charges associated with fighting and public affray in North Carolina, as well as some tips on what to do if you are charged.
Character Evidence – Prior Bad Acts – NC Criminal Law Update
In a recent (August 2, 2022) published opinion by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the Court again addresses the admissibility of 404(b) Character Evidence.
The State provided written notice of its intent to introduce evidence of prior conduct and “bad acts” and specific acts of conduct. Prior to trial, the Defendant objected to the admission of such Character Evidence, filing a Motion in Limine.
When most people think of DWI charges, they understand the NC DWI laws apply to things like cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
You may not know that “drunk driving” can include other types of vehicles.
For example, during summer vacation on the OBX, many people like driving around on golf carts, electric scooters, and bikes.