The nation was recently gripped by the police shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old African American man named Michael Brown. Prior to the shooting, the details of the encounter between Brown and the police officer are still in dispute. The police contend Brown assaulted the officer who subsequently shot him. Eye witnesses, however, say Brown was shot multiple times by the officer after turning around with his hands in the air.
The United States Supreme Court issued an important decision recently concerning cellphone searches by police during an arrest. Because the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over the entire country, the decision will affect how these searches are conducted here in North Carolina.
Greg Hardy, the defensive end for the Panthers Pro Bowl football team, was recently arrested for misdemeanor crimes. The investigating Mecklenburg officers suspect that the man assaulted his girlfriend and communicated threats. Hardy has been charged with a violent offense for the alleged crime.
A football player was recently killed, and two Greensboro men were arrested and charged in connection to the crime. The authorities suspect that the North Carolina AT&T football player was shot over a drug purchase gone wrong. The two men were arrested and face criminal charges for the alleged violent offense.
A woman has been charged in the death of her sister following an alleged shooting in Carolina Beach, according to local law enforcement. In the face of such a violent offense, the charges are severe -- she faces a charge of second-degree murder for her supposed connection with the death. North Carolina authorities have been closed-mouthed about what may have precipitated the incident.
Being arrested for any number of reasons can be scary. Regardless of the circumstances involved, facing charges for criminal offenses does not automatically make a suspect guilty. In North Carolina, sexually related offenses vary from case to case. Even those that appear to be the most bizarre of offenses are subject to proof beyond reasonable doubt.
Bullying in schools has become a major issue all around the country. Many states, such as North Carolina, have been trying to improve the situation by passing laws against it. While the situation may be improving, many children are still suffering from bullying in schools. One child's father apparently took matters into his own hands when his child was bullied, and he was arrested and now must focus on his criminal defense against the charges.
A 21-year-old was arrested under the suspicion that he committed sex crimes, and he recently made his first court appearance. The man is accused of sexually assaulting a University of North Carolina Charlotte student in her dorm room. He was arrested under multiple sexually related offenses for his alleged actions, and his bond was set at $200,000.
A young woman was recently arrested in Greensboro after allegedly attempting to purchase an item with counterfeit money. The arrest of the 19-year-old University of North Carolina at Greensboro student supposedly led officers to find thousands of counterfeit bills. She will now have to begin to prepare her criminal defense against her various charges.
An elderly man was recently arrested stemming from an incident that occurred in Alexander County. North Carolina police believe that the 70-year-old man called a hit-man and attempted to pay the individual to kill someone. The man must now begin to form a solid criminal defense against his charges.