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March 2017 Archives

North Carolina doctor and son face drug and child porn charges

A series of diverse allegations and criminal charges surround a North Carolina doctor and his adult son, news outlets report. Dr. Clinton Henry Leinweber Jr., 59, is charged with three counts of trafficking heroin or opium. He is also accused of having drugged and secretly videotaped a woman with whom he is in a relationship.

Federal drug charges filed against six North Carolina men

The Tuscarora Indian Nation Beaver Clan chief is in deep legal trouble after his arrest about 100 miles south of Raleigh. Five others were arrested in raids targeting an alleged drug trafficking operation. The raids were carried out by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Robeson County sheriff’s deputies.

3 reasons you need a DUI attorney

When drivers are arrested for driving under the influence, it is easy for them to mistakenly believe they are out of options. This often results in a failure to fully investigate the legal avenues open to them, which in turn means that many people wind up pleading guilty out of a sense of inevitability. After all, with tests that seem to show their guilt, it is easy to understand why some people give up.

Federal prosecutors drop child porn charges

As regular readers of our Raleigh criminal defense blog know, we have written before in this space about the Playpen, a child porn site on the Tor network, and related arrests and legal issues. The site was apparently hosted about three hours east of Raleigh in Lenoir, North Carolina.

False confessions are all too common. Would you confess?

The Innocence Project reports that more than one out of four people who have been convicted of a crime and were later exonerated by DNA evidence made a false confession or an incriminating statement. It might be difficult to understand why someone would admit to a crime, but with a thorough understanding of the psychology of interrogation and social influence, it becomes easier to see how a false confession could happen.