Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly
Get the Answer You Need
704-376-9376 Se Habla EspaƱol
Menu + - Practice Menu + -

Posts tagged "criminal defense"

Sophisticated phone surveillance: Enter the stingray

If you're the sort of person who respects police officers and law enforcement efforts generally, yet at the same time retains some skepticism regarding the strategies they sometimes employ, you'll certainly be interested -- and likely grow a bit depressed -- by hearing some of the details relevant to one of their favorite investigatory toys.

Having experienced legal counsel on board important at pre-charge stage, too

If you're of a certain age, you can likely conjure up the names of many cop-related television shows where much of the action takes place in a dimly lit room in the rear of the police precinct. It is there that an individual sits, back against the wall, while a cadre of detectives aggressively fish for as much information as they can before a defense attorney enters the room.

Bail considerations: from subjective guesses to math-based formulas

Some of our readers in North Carolina and elsewhere weaned on cop shows and police-station dramas and old enough to remember some of the classics (Dragnet, anyone? Hill Street Blues?) can probably run through a judge's spiel on bail just about as well as, well, a judge.

Marijuana Felony dismissed against Charlotte 94 year old WWII vet

Attorney Chris Connelly was honored to represent Douglas Ponischil in this marijuana felony case and secure a dismissal.  Mr. Ponischil is a 94 yo WWII combat veteran who survived a U Boat attack that left him in the dangerous waters of the Caribbean for several days until rescue.

Total prison population: Where does the United States rank?

As an observant North Carolina resident who seeks to keep reasonably informed on most matters, you're probably disinclined to immediately offer up a conservative guess as to the above-cited headline question, right?

Why North Carolina needs to Ban the Box

Most North Carolina residents can likely think back to a time when they made a poor decision or did something that they later regretted. Making mistakes is part of being human and it's from these mistakes that we grow and learn to make different and better choices. In cases where a mistake or unfortunate circumstance results in criminal charges and a criminal conviction, the resulting punishments can be particularly harsh.

Bill would increase collection of DNA from convicted felons

Readers may be aware of the serious penalties tied to some criminal convictions. For example, those found guilty of a violent crime in the state of North Carolina, could, among other things, face time behind bars. In addition, some must also provide DNA samples to authorities for entrance into a database maintained by the state.

Meet the Office Mascots

  • Sir Winston Churchill Connelly is a red Labradoodle bred from a mahogany miniature French Poodle and a red English Lab. He is doted upon by staff and clients alike, stealing their hearts with his sweet disposition. More Photos

  • Dustye is a gaited (also known as racking) Registered Tennessee Walking Horse. He is a sweet tempered, playful, noble buckskin who loves to give rides to kids. More Photos