Deferred Prosecution

Domestic Violence and No Contact Orders

North Carolina, like most states, has special laws that govern crimes committed between people who have had a past or current intimate, familial, or dating relationship. These laws govern both heterosexual and same-sex relationships, although the recent passage of Amendment One (banning gay marriage in North Carolina) has put some of these laws in doubt…

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Raleigh Drug Lawyer: Handling a Drug Case in North Carolina

If you’ve been arrested for a drug crime in North Carolina, it’s possible for you to be charged under a number of different statutes: Misdemeanor Drug Laws Felony Drug Laws Felony Drug Trafficking Laws Federal Drug Laws and Federal Drug Trafficking Laws If you are accused of trafficking in drugs or conspiracy to traffic in…

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Mandatory Drug Diversion – N.C.G.S 90-96 Improved

North Carolina’s Drug Diversion program got a important overhaul with the change of just one word – “may” – into “shall”. Under the prior law valid until November 30, 2011, a judge could, but was not required to, enroll an individual into a drug diversion program if the person had not previously been convicted of…

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Traffic Arrests and First Offenders

Wake County – like many counties in North Carolina – offers deferred prosecution programs to people who are facing their first criminal charge. These programs – sometimes called First Offenders programs or deferral agreements – require the defendant to admit guilt. The written admission of guilt is held in a file until the person successfully…

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Prescription fraud in Wake County

Since about August of 2010 I’ve seen an uptick in the number of people charged with prescription fraud in Raleigh. The reason seems to stem from increased concern among law enforcement. In August, law enforcement was pressing the legislature to grant authority to allow police access to prescription databases so that they could determine whether…

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Wake County Deferral Programs

North Carolina has a number of deferral programs that can really save a defendant from a conviction that could ruin their record or chances for employment. These deferral programs may be limited to first-time or low-level offenses, but are worth exploring with your attorney if you are charged with a misdemeanor or low-level felony and…

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