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Can the public get a break? Selling your online info to the police

Although scores of millions of people across the country likely still operate on the Internet without much regard to third-party eyes that might be watching their viewing/posting behavior, most of us know by now that some aspect of Big Brother has long been in play in the online realm.

False Accusations Of Identity Theft Are On The Rise

In the 21st century, being accused or charged with a crime in North Carolina  does not necessarily mean being accused of theft or assault. A growing number of accused individuals in the state are facing identity theft charges - a different type of crime that may not involve physical or visible damage, but a charge or conviction can still have a significant impact on your life.

Can you find me now? Questioning the accuracy of call-detail reports

Fingerprints, DNA, eyewitness testimony. Add one more item to the list of "ironclad" evidence exposed as biased: cell phone data. If you have been following our blog, you may have read about instances in which the validity of DNA evidence was questioned due to the manner in which it was collected or tested. In court, prosecutors may present evidence that appears to be objective, when actually the interpretation of the information makes it quite subjective. Coupled with the testimony of experts, this type of misleading evidence can be bulletproof in court.

Latest study pokes hole in reliability of police interrogations

Police interrogations have been utilized for decades. One-one-one, intimidating interviews that discourage bathroom breaks or sleep in the hopes of getting suspects to reveal information or confess to a crime.

When are Mecklenburg Courts closed for inclement weather?

People often ask if Mecklenburg courts will be closed due to inclement weather. The court policy is to follow Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools for the first day of such weather. So if CMS is closed, the courts are closed. If CMS is delayed, the courts are delayed. (Note that this applies to the STATE court in Mecklenburg County; the Federal court has its own policy.) 

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