Firearms and Federal Prosecutions

News In the context of Federal prosecutions, drugs and guns seem to go hand in hand. Often, one of the key elements U.S. Attorneys look for in choosing whether to adopt a case for federal prosecution is whether the evidence would show that the potential target...

Positive Changes in NC Expunction Laws

News In a previous post, “A Clean Slate,” we discussed expunction laws in NC and some of the most common instances in which people may have the opportunity to get prior criminal charges and/or convictions expunged from their record. Since that post, the General...

Communicating Threats and their Consequences

As children, we were taught that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words cannot hurt me.” While this may be a well-known saying, the State of North Carolina does not have the same opinion when it comes to committing a criminal offense. A very common criminal...

A Clean Slate

News Although we may strive to be, no one is perfect and we all make mistakes.  For some, those mistakes result in obtaining criminal records as teenagers and young adults.  A criminal record never goes away and significantly reduces your opportunities in life.  One...