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April 2018 Archives

Mecklenburg DUI defense attorney can protect rights of accused

Accidents happen on a daily basis. In fact, it is difficult to drive from one location to another without encountering an accident along a North Carolina roadway. The majority of these accidents are minor and cause little problem. However, some of these accidents have serious repercussions for those involved. When these repercussions involve DUI or traffic-related charges, it is probably time to contact a Mecklenburg DUI defense attorney.

Major Victory for Gun Permit Appeals

On April 17, 2018, in a major victory for gun permit applicants, The NC Court of Appeals ruled that the Constitution requires that they be informed of the specifics behind their denial and have an opportunity to challenge the denial in court. In that case, The Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office issued their usual bare-bones denial of the application, without notice of the exact nature of the basis for the denial or any opportunity to be challenge that basis. The applicant appealed the Sheriff's decision to the District Court which then denied the appeal, also without affording him an opportunity to be challenge the basis. The Court of Appeals held that an applicant who is denied a permit must be provided notice of the precise grounds for the sheriff's denial and the information alleged in support. This process must then be followed by an opportunity to contest the matter in a hearing in District Court. Talk to an experienced lawyer who can represent you in your Gun Permit Appeal. By law, you have only one chance to get it right; there is no appeal from the court's decision.

8 North Carolina residents facing drug charges

Eight people are in custody on narcotics charges stemming from a three-month police investigation. The group is facing 127 drug charges in all, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office. The North Carolina residents were allegedly involved in sharing prescriptions for opioids with about 600 pills being passed around every month. Among the drugs seized were Xanax and about 8 grams of marijuana.

Dozens arrested on drug charges in North Carolina

An extensive drug sweep in Brunswick County has resulted in dozens of arrests recently. Those arrested stand accused of a number of North Carolina drug charges, and many are repeat offenders. Whether this is their first drug-related charge or they have previous convictions, all of those accused are likely considering their options for an effective criminal defense.

Can you expunge your North Carolina criminal record?

If you or someone you love has a criminal record, you may find that it hurts your ability to secure a job, maintain strong ties with family members or find affordable housing, among other barriers it can potentially present. Sometimes, having a criminal record can haunt you long after you commit your initial crime, but in some cases, you may be able to take some steps to minimize the damage your criminal record causes.

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