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May 2012 Archives

Charlotte jewelry store robbery caught on tape

There is no denying that sometimes police investigators gather serious evidence against accused individuals. While not always indicative of guilt, surveillance video can be one particularly effective tool for prosecutors in their efforts to obtain a conviction. But because these videos are often shot from odd angles and have a blurred or grainy quality, they can present problems for correctly identifying a person who may have committed a crime.

Man imprisoned for fraud in Charlotte seeks sentence dismissal

A mortgage broker imprisoned for fraud is requesting his sentence be vacated due to improper court procedures and allegedly bad advice. The man was sentenced to serve 19 years in prison for mortgage fraud, which happened to be one of the longest sentences ever handed down in the Charlotte area for this type of crime. The man is requesting his sentencing be dismissed, set aside or corrected.

Soldier in North Carolina charged with gun store break-in

In North Carolina, theft crime charges are serious business, no matter who you are. A 28-year-old Army soldier is likely realizing this after being accused of breaking into a gun shop. The 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper is now charged with stealing property valued at tens of thousands of dollars.

Failures to Appear or "FTA's" ("FTA") on a Drivers License

Frequently, people trying to reinstate their drivers license  will take the advice of court clerks, DMV help desk staff or well intentioned friends and just "pay it off".  Doing so then causes suspensions to go into effect, sometimes AFTER a license has been re-instated.  Do not just pay off the Failure to Appear.  Talk to a lawyer who may get some or all of it dismissed and negotiate a disposition on the rest so it minimizes the impact on your license.

False drug charges filed against North Carolina man

A North Carolina man recently endured an expensive and time-consuming ordeal involving mistaken identity and drug charges. The 22-year-old man was unaware that he was listed as a most-wanted man in the city of Statesville. Shocked when he saw his photo on a wanted poster, he turned himself in to police in an attempt to avoid more public embarrassment. However, as a result of the false drug charges, the man was still suspended from his job.

Felony charges for 2 men following Charlotte car burglaries

Being charged with a crime is no jewel. However, all is not lost simply because accusations have been made. While felony charges could indeed carry significant penalties -- for instance, jail time, probation, community service and fines -- a person who has been charged with a crime should never lose hope. This remains true for two young men from Charlotte who are facing several felony charges in connection with recent incidents that may or may not involve them.

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