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March 2018 Archives

The Crime Of Googling

Users are just beginning to understand the information-gathering practices of companies like Google and Facebook. An ordinary online presence can reveal a person's income, buying habits, political affiliations, hobbies, susceptibility to marketing, associates and physical location. We all knowingly or unknowingly provide this information to companies that use it for their own gain.

Possible effects of a DWI on employment

When people are under the influence of a substance, they can be a danger to themselves and others; when those people are driving, that danger intensifies. For this reason, those caught driving under the influence may face stiff penalties.

Industrial Commission Crackdown Continues

The North Carolina Industrial Commission is responsible for, among other things, upholding the workers' compensation laws of the state. This enforcement includes actions to penalize employers who do not carry workers' compensation insurance or who fail to meet their duties when a worker suffers an injury.

Evidence Of Nothing – Understanding Forensic “Science”

The general understanding of evidence, as it pertains to criminal prosecutions, falls far short of the reality. Misinformation and misunderstanding by the public has repercussions for people who find themselves charged with a crime. While the law requires prosecutors to meet the burden of proof with evidence, many people assume that anyone charged with a crime must be guilty. Would a prosecutor really pursue charges if he or she wasn't positive the accused was guilty?

What you should know about your Miranda Rights

If you are facing accusations of committing a federal crime in the Raleigh area, you might be wondering what you can say to improve the situation or make it go away. You should be careful of what you say to law enforcement and your friends and relatives. Though you think you are not incriminating yourself, you never know how the prosecution may use your words against you. 

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 concerned parties in the criminal justice field hope to improve the way young people are treated when they run into legal trouble. The goal is to take a 16-year-old who made a bad decision and turn him around, as opposed to to making repeat offenses an almost foregone conclusion.

Would an impersonal criminal system be an improvement?

Judges perform a difficult and vital role in this country. The decisions they make shape the lives of countless Americans in ways both subtle and dramatic. In criminal courts, the decisions made by judges make all the difference for the people facing charges. Attempts to shift the burden of decision-making a judge to an algorithm or mathematical equation should be scrutinized carefully. Mistakes may go ignored if they can hide behind the facade of impartiality.

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  • Client was charged in federal court with the felony offense of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. After negotiation with the US Attorney's Office, the felony gun charge was dismissed and our client...

  • Our client was charged with statutory rape and faced mandatory registration as a sex offender if convicted. We were able to work with a forensic expert and the district attorney's office to negotiate a guilty plea..

  • Client charged with Felony Assault on a Police Officer, misdemeanor assault, and resisting an officer. After a jury trial where multiple police officers testified about the incident, our client was found not guilty ..

  • Client investigated by federal law enforcement for possessing child pornography. Ryan began representing the client during the investigation and ultimately the client was not charged with any crimes...

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