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Ryan Willis Wins Back-to-Back Not Guilty Verdicts

Ryan Willis, founding partner at Dysart Willis Houchin & Hubbard, recently achieved two not guilty jury verdicts in consecutive weeks in state and federal court. The first case was held in Wake County Superior Court. The firm’s client was charged with Second Degree...

Navigating the 2018 Farm Bill for Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill Congress has authorized the cultivation of industrial hemp. As businesses seek to take advantage of this change, they must navigate a quagmire of federal and state regulations. Staying abreast of these ever-changing regulations...

2 men facing charges after alleged meth lab discovered

On behalf of Joe Houchin of Dysart Willis posted in Drug Charges on Monday, June 4, 2018. On April 27, it was reported that two North Carolina men were taken into custody after they were accused of cooking meth. The men were identified as two 23-year-old Richlands...

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...

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