In North Carolina, errors in the spelling of a name on a warrant or court docket are typically considered clerical mistakes or typographical errors. These errors, on their own, are usually not sufficient grounds for automatic dismissal of a case. However, the significance of the error depends on...View More
The decision to cooperate with law enforcement, commonly referred to as "snitching," is a complex personal choice. While it may lead to leniency or reduced charges in some cases, it also comes with potential risks, including personal safety concerns. Legal counsel is often essential when...View More
No drugs were ever taken off my person or from my house. This is a conspiracy charge. The people that showed up to my house said they was taking my property even though they knew they was sending the notices to the wrong address. I had no clue I even owed this 7000.00 in STATE DRUG TAXES. the state... View More
Handling federal criminal charges and the related repercussions, including any potential drug tax assessments, can be incredibly complex. Generally speaking, federal and state proceedings are separate and the obligations or liabilities arising from them might be distinct. Given the gravity of your...View More
In North Carolina, a "published opinion" refers to a written decision issued by an appellate court that carries legal authority, although the level of authority can vary. Such opinions serve as precedents and provide guidance for interpreting and applying the law. When an opinion is...View More
If your bond has been released to a rehab facility in North Carolina, the specific conditions and terms of your release will depend on the court's orders, the terms of your bond, and any agreements made with the court or legal authorities.
In general, if you're released to a rehab...View More
North Carolina judges often say this to defendants who have previously delayed proceedings based on the fact that they haven't yet hired an attorney to represent them. This is really just a way of saying that the trial is scheduled to move forward on the next court date, regardless of whether...View More
In criminal cases, individuals have the right to legal representation, whether it's through a privately hired attorney or a court-appointed attorney if they can't afford one. Now, the timing and specifics can vary, but generally, a judge will encourage you to have legal representation to...View More
If you believe someone has committed a criminal offense against you, you could file a police report. (The police will then decide whether to bring charges and, if so, which ones.) If you believe someone has committed a civil offense against you, you could file a lawsuit. (You can usually file...View More
Your clean criminal record, particularly at your age... but really at any age, should be one thing you always do everything within your power (that's legal) to protect. Particularly regarding your personal honor and trustworthiness. Unless you plan on winning the lottery or inheriting a...View More
For Class H felonies in NC you could get some active time if convicted of one, even without any prior criminal record. If the circumstances were not terribly bad, and looking at your record does not make the DA think you need to do some time, then this level felony allows for probation even for...View More
The man was arrested without probable cause, without consent and without a warrant. He was simply accused and had ineffective counsel who did not use discovery to find his approximate location beyond a reasonable doubt, using his personal cell phone geolocation on the date and time in question by... View More
You may have civil claims, criminal claims, or both. A civil judge may be able to declare the contract void. A criminal judge may not be able to declare the contract void but may be able to provide other types of relief, like ordering the defendant to pay restitution. However, the best options and...View More
For some time now, I have been having someone/persons entering my home while I am out. I have a security system installed and (they) have been accessing the system. I have a bit of evidence and now I need the legal counsel to assist with the processing of the information and finding out who this... View More
I understand your concern and the importance of seeking legal counsel in this matter. To find a lawyer who can help you with this situation, you can begin by searching for attorneys in your area who specialize in civil litigation, personal injury law, or home security law.
In certain situations, police may have the authority to seize a person's phone without a warrant if they have probable cause to believe that the phone contains evidence of a crime. However, the legality of the seizure would depend on the specific circumstances of the case. It is recommended...View More
It is possible that the judge's actions could be a violation of your 6th Amendment rights, which include the right to counsel. The Supreme Court has held that criminal defendants have a right to counsel at all critical stages of the criminal justice process, including the initial appearance...View More
Officer received information from the individual during a trespassing warning at a city park after dusk. Harassing (ie. Pulling over vehicles repeatedly, following /starring intensely at person during community event where person is with family, and stoping/following person while walking with... View More
It may be possible to pursue legal action against the city and/or officer if there is evidence of harassment and a violation of the person's civil rights. This could include claims of excessive force, false arrest, or unlawful search and seizure. However, the specific circumstances of the...View More
Usually a third party like you does not have standing to challenge a criminal’s terms of probation. You may, however, provide very useful testimony if your boyfriend wants to remove the no contact order as a condition of his probation...View More
Your question is confusing, but if you are asking if your probation officer can violate you for a failed drug test, and possibly put you in jail, the answer is yes. Same for parole officer. Probation and parole officers can be the same person, but Probation is in lieu of prison and parole is...View More
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