In a few weeks, many North Carolina children will take part in the yearly ritual that is Halloween. As children dressed as ghosts and goblins take to neighborhoods in search of candy, they will likely encounter some darkened homes where no one is passing out candy. In some cases, the darkened home may be by choice. In other cases, the resident inside the home may be legally prohibited from turning on their lights to trick-or-treaters.
A criminal conviction can negatively impact an individual's life in numerous and often unexpected ways. From a misdemeanor drug charge related to possession of marijuana to felony charges related to financial fraud, individuals facing criminal charges would be wise to turn to a legal defense attorney for advice and assistance.
Today, police and prosecutors widely rely upon DNA evidence when investigating crime scenes and pursing convictions. However, prior to DNA testing capabilities, law enforcement officials relied heavily upon witness accounts and circumstantial evidence. In cases where an individual was suspected of committing a crime and arrested, police officers also relied heavily upon information discovered during questioning and interrogation sessions.
The nation was recently gripped by the police shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old African American man named Michael Brown. Prior to the shooting, the details of the encounter between Brown and the police officer are still in dispute. The police contend Brown assaulted the officer who subsequently shot him. Eye witnesses, however, say Brown was shot multiple times by the officer after turning around with his hands in the air.
A football player was recently killed, and two Greensboro men were arrested and charged in connection to the crime. The authorities suspect that the North Carolina AT&T football player was shot over a drug purchase gone wrong. The two men were arrested and face criminal charges for the alleged violent offense.
Bullying in schools has become a major issue all around the country. Many states, such as North Carolina, have been trying to improve the situation by passing laws against it. While the situation may be improving, many children are still suffering from bullying in schools. One child's father apparently took matters into his own hands when his child was bullied, and he was arrested and now must focus on his criminal defense against the charges.
A young woman was recently arrested in Greensboro after allegedly attempting to purchase an item with counterfeit money. The arrest of the 19-year-old University of North Carolina at Greensboro student supposedly led officers to find thousands of counterfeit bills. She will now have to begin to prepare her criminal defense against her various charges.
An elderly man was recently arrested stemming from an incident that occurred in Alexander County. North Carolina police believe that the 70-year-old man called a hit-man and attempted to pay the individual to kill someone. The man must now begin to form a solid criminal defense against his charges.
A woman has recently been arrested after an incident occurred at her residence. The North Carolina woman has been accused of shooting a man at her home and causing his death. The woman must now begin her criminal defense against the murder charges she faces resulting from the incidence.
A man has recently been arrested in Mecklenburg after an incident in which another man was shot and killed. Police suspect that the accused man fatally shot the victim, but the motive is not detailed in the report. Nevertheless, the man is being held in the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office on various charges, and he must now begin his criminal defense.