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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...

Husband and wife arrested for child porn, child rape

On behalf of Christian Dysart of Dysart Willis Houchin & Hubbard posted in Child Pornography Defense on Thursday, February 1, 2018. According to a recent news report, a married couple that lives about two and a half hours southeast of Raleigh has been arrested on sex...

The legal and social ramifications of teen sexting

Among the many difficult challenges North Carolina parents of teenagers face is the problem of sexting -- the sharing of nude photos of themselves or others. New research says that sexting is widespread: more than two-thirds of teen girls say they have been asked to...

Former North Carolina star athlete faces prison after drug bust

The biggest songs of the year were by Prince ("When Doves Cry"), Tina Turner ("What's Love Got to Do With It") and Kenny Loggins ("Footloose.") The most popular movies of the year included "The Terminator" and "Ghostbusters." When you add all those old-school titles...

North Carolina teacher accused of taking indecent liberties

If you drive out west of Raleigh for about three hours -- out past Chapel Hill, High Point, Winston-Salem, and Hickory -- you will arrive in Lenoir, North Carolina. The town of about 18,000 residents was recently the site of an arrest of a middle-school teacher. The...

North Carolina air traffic controller arrested on WMD charge

A North Carolina air traffic controller garnered national news attention after his arrest on a criminal charge rarely filed: Acquisition, transportation, and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Although the charge makes for an interesting headline, the details...

Traffic stop section in driving handbook to increase safety

In the case of a traffic stop where you face a traffic violation, it is important to understand your rights. Especially if you suspect a law enforcement officer did not follow the proper protocol, it is imperative you understand the law, because it may be possible to...

North Carolina town offers HOPE, not handcuffs

Raleigh is like so many other North Carolina cities: the police make no exceptions when it comes to arresting people suspected of criminal activity. In the small town of Nashville (about 45 miles northeast of us), the police chief is trying to get recovery help for...

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