Two North Carolina teenage brothers have recently accepted plea deals in their criminal defense. The two are accused of being involved in a gang related drive-by shooting in which a 16-year-old rival gang member was fatally injured. Each teenager will now have to serve around 30 years in jail for their violent offense.
Manslaughter cases that involve police officers in the role of the accused can draw a significant amount of attention, both in North Carolina and across the country. It can often seem difficult for a police officer accused of voluntary manslaughter to receive a fair trial in the wake of such high media exposure. This can make the preparation of such a criminal defense especially critical, considering the high stakes involved for the law enforcement official.
Expanded places where concealed handgun permit holders may possess handguns.
A former North Carolina lawmaker is about to go to trial for several felony charges that have been brought against him. He is accused of taking government money from non-profit organizations to use for personal purchases. The felony charges also include allegedly tricking taxpayers into giving him an inflated salary and a large interest-free loan.
A piece of legislation currently in front of the North Carolina Senate could change the way that white collar crimes are investigated. If this is passed, prosecutors would now have the ability to investigate white collar crimes by convening a grand jury. Public corruption cases would also fall under this proposal.
Two young people from the Pinebluff, North Carolina area are facing felony drug charges after a police raid of a private residence. Moore County police executed for a search warrant granted for a home and found a large amount of drugs, controlled prescription pills, and other drug related items. The two people living in the home were arrested and face felony drug charges.
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.
The death of a child can be a parent's worst nightmare. It can be even more difficult when a family member is blamed for it. A young child died after a North Carolina hunting accident, and his uncle is now facing criminal charges in connection with the death.
A woman involved in a high-speed chase is facing criminal charges after allegedly refusing to pull over. The woman is accused of telling North Carolina officers she would only pull over for cash. When she was finally stopped, she was arrested and is now facing a variety of criminal charges.
Three Charlotte area residents have been accused of involvement in a fire that occurred at a local Goodwill store. The fire was so severe that it closed the store for seven months. All three are now facing criminal charges in connection with the incident.