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October 2018 Archives

Florida man arrested for sending pipe bombs to Obama, Clinton

On Oct. 26, federal authorities arrested a Florida man for allegedly mailing pipe bombs to CNN and several prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. While investigators described the bombs as crude, they also said they were not "hoax devices."

Agencies push testing standards for drug-impaired driving

According to the National Traffic Safety Board, law enforcement agencies in North Carolina and across the U.S. need to be trained to identify drivers who may be impaired by drugs. The NTSB requested that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration develop standards for drug testing devices that can be used during roadside law enforcement stops. Furthermore, the NHTSA was called to provide states with guidance on how to combat drug-related impaired driving.

About Federal DWIs

North Carolina residents and those visiting our state should know that in certain situations, driving while impaired can be charged as a crime in federal court. Specifically, individuals can be charged in federal court with DWI or other criminal charge if the alleged offense occurs on federal land. North Carolina is home to numerous military bases and national parks including the Outer Banks where the federal government has jurisdication over criminal offenses that would otherwise be prosecuted in state court under state law. For this reason, federal courts in NC maintain busy dockets for DWI and other misdemeanor prosecutions.

10-year prison sentence for man convicted of $27 million fraud

A federal court has sentenced a 54-year-old man who founded a North Carolina electronic waste recycling company to 10 years in prison for defrauding investors and franchise owners. A news release from the U.S. attorney's office totaled the amounts owed to victims at $27 million. The offender had been convicted in December 2017 on charges of money laundering and conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud.

Joint investigation leads to dozens of drug arrests

A joint operation involving several law enforcement agencies has led to the arrests of 76 people in North Carolina. The undercover effort was led by the Opioid Reduction Task Force, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Other agencies involved include the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Cherokee Indian Police Department along with state and local law enforcement. The joint operation has resulted in the seizures of over 18 pounds of methamphetamine, more than 3.8 pounds of Fentanyl and heroin, more than 100 kilograms of cannabis and more than 270 Oxycodone and Fentanyl tablets.

North Carolina sex offender seeks prison release with lawsuit

A 45-year-old man currently held in Caswell County jail has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Alamance County Superior Court for clerical errors related to his latest conviction. He wants damages of $850,000, removal from the sex offender registry and release from prison because the court should have recorded his crime differently.


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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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