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Defending employee theft charges in North Carolina

Depending on the workplace, an employee could have a variety of different job responsibilities, including managing inventory or writing checks. If appropriate procedures are not in place, an employee in North Carolina could easily find him- or herself facing accusations of employee theft. Fortunately, the Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly is ready to help those facing such accusations.

A conviction of a charge of employee theft could have lifelong ramifications for a person. A conviction stays on a person's record for the rest of his or her life. If background checks are conducted for future employment, a previous conviction for theft from an employer could prevent a job offer.

How to avoid a DUI this holiday season

Numerous people travel to North Carolina every year for the holidays to see family and partake in some of the wonderful events around the state. Some of the events to see include Speedway Motor Christmas in Charlotte and Chetola's Festival of Lights. 

No matter what plans you have, you do not want to ruin this special time of year with a DUI. It is normal to drink at family get-togethers and events, but even if you only drank a little bit, then you need to avoid getting behind the wheel. North Carolina utilizes DUI checkpoints to catch drunk drivers, so you do not want to get on the road at all. 

2 in North Carolina face drug charges

Most people in North Carolina and across the country have a vague awareness that they have certain rights as laid out in the U.S. Constitution. However, without legal training, it may be difficult for them to fully understand these rights and recognize a potential violation. Unfortunately, the details of what led to the recent arrest of three people on drug charges are unclear.

Police say that they arrested the three people on multiple charges. A 28-year-old man and a 45-year-old man face charges of felony possession of methamphetamine. A 26-year-old woman is charged with possession of a Schedule IV substance. All three are accused of possession of homemade liquor.

2 men charged with larceny, other crimes in North Carolina

When a crime occurs -- especially when there appears to be a series of connected crimes -- there is often a public outcry with a demand for answers and an arrest. While community concern and a subsequent desire for an arrest is understandable, there must be sufficient evidence to prove that someone is guilty of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Unfortunately, it is unclear what evidence supports the larceny and other charges that two men face in North Carolina.

Their arrest followed a call to police on a day in mid-October. The caller reported a break-in in progress and said that he witnessed two people running from a building, apparently owned by the caller, into the woods. With the use of K-9s, police eventually arrested two men, a 20-year-old and a 34-year-old.

North Carolina man charged with larceny in Florence break-ins

Hurricanes and other natural disasters can leave people across the country facing serious decisions that could ultimately impact their survival. Unfortunately, police believe that two men stole from businesses in the aftermath Hurricane Florence that recently impacted North Carolina and surrounding areas. They face multiple criminal charges as a result of the allegations, including larceny.

Both men are accused of being involved with burglarizing a gas station and Ashley Electric. According to police, the men reportedly confessed to their involvement. One of the men is accused of being involved in three other break-ins.

North Carolina woman accused of drunk driving

Most people in North Carolina would go to great lengths to protect their loved ones. In fact, any event that led to a loved one's injury would likely be devastating. Unfortunately, a young woman is facing accusations of drunk driving in addition to experiencing the associated emotional response following an accident that sent her boyfriend to the hospital.

The accident reportedly happened after 2 a.m. on a day in early October. According to reports, the 19-year-old's boyfriend was riding a motorcycle in front of a vehicle driven by the woman. When the man slowed to make a left turn, law enforcement officials claim that the woman did not brake or swerve.

3 things to do if someone you know gets arrested

It is distressing to learn that someone you know and love is in legal trouble. Whether you hear about an investigation, arrest or criminal charges, you may not know what to do. An arrest or sentencing may not only impact the life of the person you know, it could also have an effect on you.

During this difficult time, you may feel a lot of confusion and stress. It may seem like you have no control over the situation, but there are a few things you can do to help your friend or family member.

North Carolina correctional officer faces drug charges

There are a variety of different ways to work within the criminal justice system. While some people serve as prosecutors, for example, others may work as correctional officers and have little experience with the process that may send a person to prison. As a result, even those in North Carolina who work within the justice system may be unsure of how to respond if they face drug charges or other criminal accusations.

Unfortunately, a young woman who works as a correctional officer in a North Carolina women's prison now finds herself in such a legal predicament. Reports indicate that the 25-year-old woman was recently arrested while at the prison. She reportedly had drugs on her.

Plea deals offered in North Carolina fraud cases

When a person is charged with a crime in North Carolina or elsewhere, he or she has several important decisions to make. As these decisions are pondered, many realize that evidence can sometimes paint a false picture, potentially even indicating guilt where there is none. As such, some people, including those charged with fraud, may choose to accept a plea deal.

In fact, reports indicate that three former local government employees have been offered a plea deal related to fraud charges. They, along with another employee who previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the federal government, have been accused of accepting kickbacks from a contractor. In exchange, the contractor is said to have been given approximately $15 million in government work since the mid-1980s.

Drunk driving charge against North Carolina woman

For many people, the end of a romantic relationship is often complicated. Often, the relationship lingers, and sometimes leads to bitter feelings, including hurt and anger. Regardless of how difficult a breakup can be, it rarely leads to violence. Unfortunately, police have arrested a woman in North Carolina and accused her of  drunk driving, assault and domestic violence.

The incident happened just after 5 a.m. on a day in September. According to reports, some sort of car chase occurred. Police say that a 21-year-old woman chased down her ex-boyfriend's vehicle. Once she caught up with the vehicle, she allegedly drove into it repeatedly.

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