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Dealing with lost property in North Carolina

Most in Charlotte may not have any difficulty defining what "theft" is: someone taking something from another. This may be why excuses offered by as to why someone was found to be in possession of another's property are dismissed as being just that. At the same time, however, most have encountered a situation where they have come across something that appears to be lost and taken possession of it. In such a case, they are retaining another's property, yet does keeping a lost item constitute theft

What to know if your child is accused of a crime

In North Carolina juvenile offenses can have very serious consequences. Juvenile charges will have lasting effects on a child’s academic record as well as adult criminal history, which can result in even more severe offenses down the line. DurhamCountyNC.gov provides parents the following information, which is crucial should their children face criminal charges.

Understanding North Carolina’s strict DWI penalties

North Carolina is known across the country as one of the strictest enforcers of DWI penalties. The reason behind this is the sliding penalty scale that has been implemented, which creates a series of levels to determine punishments for intoxicated drivers.

What is drug scheduling?

Facing drug charges in North Carolina can be an extremely stressful experience. This issue can be even more intimidating depending on the severity of the charges you’re faced with, in which case the way a drug is classified becomes a factor in the legal process. This is known as drug scheduling, which helps the court determine proper punishments in the event of a conviction. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) explains how illicit drugs are categorized according to drug schedules.

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