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North Carolina man accused of domestic assault, other crimes

The dynamics between a couple can be complicated. Even couples who may seem as if they have a perfect, conflict-free relationship often argue. Despite appearances, almost all couples experience some degree of conflict, but these relationships rarely include violence. However, a man in North Carolina now faces multiple charges as a result of an incident that police claim began as a domestic assault.

The incident happened on a day in early March. Police officers reportedly received a report about a 49-year-old man who was trying to run over his wife and other bystanders with his vehicle. The caller is said to have reported that the man had a gun that he was pointing at his wife; however, the man reportedly left the scene before a sheriff's deputy arrived.

Woman charged with theft, larceny in North Carolina

People who work as home health aides are often placed in difficult situations. In some cases, they may be required to help their patients make purchases, for example, potentially placing them in a position in which they could be looked on with suspicion due to a transaction requiring a patient's own funds. In fact, three people who worked as home health care workers in North Carolina now face allegations of theft and larceny.

The most recent arrest involved a 52-year-old woman. Police say that the woman was an aide to a North Carolina woman. Law enforcement officials believe that from Feb. to May 2018, the defendant stole more than $11,000 from the woman. Reports claims she did this by using the woman's debit card.

Drug charges follow neighbor complaint in North Carolina

Most everyone in North Carolina and across the country has likely experienced a circumstance in which they were annoyed with a neighbor. However, annoyance, or even suspicion of criminal behavior, is rarely sufficient to warrant police involvement. Despite this, a man now faces drug charges after police conducted a search of his home following a neighbor complaint.

The search happened on a day in February. Law enforcement officials report that they obtained a warrant for the search following the neighbor's complaint, but the content of that complaint is unclear. Both the North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation assisted the local sheriff's office with the case.

What is disorderly conduct in North Carolina?

It is normal to have fun and maybe get a little rowdy with your friends. Whether you are hanging out at a bar, attending an event or even just walking down the sidewalk, things can sometimes get a little out of hand. If you or someone with you gets too rambunctious or disrespectful, the police may charge you for disorderly conduct.

If you are facing criminal consequences for disturbing the peace, there may be a lot of confusion and anger. This is normal, but it is important to find out what the law says and what you can do to fight the charges.

Off-duty North Carolina police officer charged with DWI

Police officers in North Carolina are often willing to sacrifice a great deal -- including their own personal safety -- to protect others. Despite this willingness, their choice to enforce the law often leaves them facing additional scrutiny if they find themselves facing accusations of a crime. In fact, the news is reporting on an off-duty officer who was recently charged with DWI.

The incident that led to the officer's arrest happened during the early morning hours of a day in late February. A trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol reportedly spotted a driver who was speeding. Reports claim that the driver was traveling 61 mph in an area with a 45 mph speed limit.

The 2-prong nature of North Carolina's DWI law

Most people are aware that the anyone over a .08 blood alcohol content is considered over the legal limit in North Carolina. However, many people will likely be surprised to know that even when under the legal limit, they could still find themselves charged with DWI. This is because, as one sheriff's deputy explains, the state has a "two-pronged law."

This allows law enforcement officers to consider other factors when making an arrest related to drug or alcohol consumption. If the officer feels that that a driver is appreciably, or noticeably, impaired, that person could still be arrested and charged even with a BAC lower than .08. The sheriff's deputy provides the example of someone who does not regularly drink and, therefore, may feel the effects of alcohol more strongly than someone who does.

North Carolina woman charged with disaster relief fraud

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, many people in North Carolina and across the country are unsure about to whom to turn for help as they rebuild their lives. If a natural disaster is declared, some people may be able to seek relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. Unfortunately, a woman is now accused of fraud after seeking such assistance following Hurricane Matthew.

A few days after Hurricane Matthew devastated North Carolina, President Obama declared a major emergency. Reports indicate that a 50-year-old woman requested relief the next day over the phone. At that time she was awarded funds for rental assistance, critical needs and personal property.

North Carolina man accused of drunk driving in fatal crash

The unexpected loss of a life is always a tragedy. Often following a crash that ends in death, law enforcement officials are quick to make a judgment call on the cause of the accident. However, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt before a conviction of criminal charges can occur. Unfortunately, a man in North Carolina now faces criminal charges after police claimed drunk driving was a factor in a recent fatal crash.

The incident happened one night on a day in January and involved two vehicles. Witnesses claim that two vehicles were both southbound when one of the vehicles allegedly struck the other. The second vehicle exited the roadway before it overturned and caught fire. The driver and a passenger in the vehicle passed away.

Successfully defending against a restraining order

Facing a domestic violence charge is a very serious situation. In some cases, a court may place a restraining order against the accused party.

If you are facing domestic charges, there are important facts you should understand. In particular, to defend against a restraining order successfully, you should take certain steps to protect yourself from a criminal conviction.

2 face drug charges following North Carolina traffic stop

Many drivers in North Carolina have experienced the nerve-wracking predicament of being pulled over by a police officer. As stressful as this situation may be, such an incident is typically relatively routine, and the driver and his or her passengers are usually on their way within a short period of time. Unfortunately, two people found themselves behind bars, facing significant drug charges following a recent traffic stop.

Police officers reportedly pulled over a vehicle driven by a 43-year-old man one day in January. Police claim that, at the time of the traffic stop, there was a warrant for the man's arrest because of a charge related to possession and intent to sell and distribute cocaine. The stop ultimately led to two arrests.

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