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Can I be charged for possession of hemp or CBD?

With the passing of the Federal 2018 Farm Bill came the legalization of industrial hemp and hemp derivatives including cannabidiol (“CBD”). Despite the legality and regulation of this budding new industry, some CBD consumers are facing charges for marijuana possession...

What you should know about DWI checkpoints

Most DWI stops in North Carolina fall into one of two categories: a stop based on probable cause or as part of a DWI checkpoint. Generally, police officers need to have cause to believe you are breaking the law in some way before they can stop you. However, the law...

Understanding open container laws in North Carolina

Practically everyone knows that drunk driving is illegal in North Carolina and across the country. If you are not drunk, you may not think it is a big deal to drive your vehicle with an open alcoholic beverage in it. However, driving with an open container of alcohol...

North Carolina to begin enforcement against CBD industry

As discussed previously here, the recent legalization of industrial hemp and hemp derivatives including cannabidiol ("CBD") has raised questions about the permissibility of adding CBD to foods and supplements. Although the 2018 Farm Bill and NC Industrial Hemp Pilot...

Rocky Mount man headed to prison after firearms conviction

The recent conviction of a 27-year-old man from Rocky Mount on a firearms charge related to a shooting and pistol-whipping assault arose from the Take Back North Carolina Initiative. This initiative has assigned regional federal prosecutors throughout the state to...

Assistant DA facing drug charges

An 47-year-old assistant district attorney in North Carolina is facing drug-related charges after being taken into custody on April 22. Police originally stopped the man because of traffic violations including speeding. Reportedly, they saw a tourniquet on the...

8 arrested in North Carolina drug bust

A three-month drug investigation has led to the arrest of eight North Carolina residents, according to Chatham County authorities. In addition to facing criminal charges, the defendants owe the North Carolina Department of Revenue over $17,000 in taxes for their...

Driver in NC charged with trafficking 197 pounds of marijuana

North Carolina authorities arrested and charged a man suspected of drug trafficking after they seized 197 pounds of marijuana from his vehicle. The Drug Enforcement Agency made the arrest in March along with Cherokee Indian Police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs....

How to handle juvenile offenders

North Carolina is the last remaining state to treat 16-year-old children as adults when they are charged with a crime. The Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act of 2017 is set to end that practice as of December 1, 2019. Between now and then, North Carolina lawmakers and...

North Carolina sheriff’s deputy charged with armed bank robbery

If you drive about two hours west of Raleigh, you'll arrive in Rowan County. That is where a Davidson County sheriff's deputy recently shocked the North Carolina law enforcement world. The deputy is accused of the armed robbery of a Rowan County bank. As you probably...

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