'I got a PJC, so that's a dismissal, right?"
As we discussed in our last blog, a police officer who pulls a driver over must have reasonable suspicion to believe that a driver has committed a crime. In cases where this requirement isn't met, a defense attorney will fight to get any criminal charges that may follow as a result of the traffic stop dismissed. However, according to a recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, evidence collected in an unconstitutional traffic stop may still be used as justification to revoke an individual's driver's license in an Administrative Hearing at NCDMV.
A young North Carolina man finds himself facing a drunk driving charge stemming from a fatal car accident. The accident claimed the life of one passenger in his car. The drunk driving charge also includes a charge of causing bodily harm to the two other survivors from the wreck.
North Carolina police in Cleveland County are looking for a man who is facing several drug charges. The drug charges follow a search of the man's home. Authorities say they found drugs and drug paraphernalia, though the details of the search may play an important role in any criminal defense. The purported drug paraphernalia was not further described, though it appears that its discovery led to a search warrant to open two safes in the home. Police say they found some drugs and a handgun when the safes were opened.
A North Carolina man was recently arrested in Charlotte for suspected drunk driving after he crashed into four patrol cars. It was discovered that he was supposedly driving while impaired with a child in the car at the time of crash. He is officially charged with driving under the influence, child abuse and reckless driving.
A teacher from Wilmington, North Carolina is facing drug charges, although she is still performing her work duties as a teacher. The teacher was arrested when she was found to have narcotics on her person and while she is not currently in jail, the investigation into this incident is ongoing. If a conviction should result from these drug charges, the teacher could potentially face harsh consequences.
The situation for a North Carolina man, who has already been arrested for the deaths of two children, has gone from bad to worse as he is now facing drug charges. His original arrest stemmed from the fatal incident that occurred in a back yard construction site. The drug charges were filed after police investigating the scene say they found marijuana plants and drug growing equipment in his home.
The death of a child is shocking to a community and to the family left behind. Murder accusations can follow someone permanently, even if a conviction is never obtained. Two people are likely in for a challenging legal battle in North Carolina after they were accused of being responsible for the death of their 2-year-old child. They are now facing criminal charges of murder in the first-degree and two additional counts of felony child abuse.
A 22-year-old North Carolina resident has been arrested and was being detained after his bond was set at $50,000. Authorities assert the man is involved in a marijuana operation in the western portion of the state. They also say that additional arrests are likely. He is now facing several drug charges that include the possession and manufacture of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute it and also maintaining the dwelling for those substances.
A Marine recruiter has been accused of sexually assaulting two female recruits. Although criminal charges have been filed against him in North Carolina, the Marine Corps has also been notified, potentially resulting in additional charges from a military court. The recruiter has since been arrested and must now defend himself in court.