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November 2018 Archives

North Carolina man sentenced on drug trafficking charges

A North Carolina man who was found guilty of trafficking drugs has been sentenced to 15 years and 10 months in a federal prison to be followed by four years of supervised release. The 36-year-old Wilmington resident learned of his fate during a Nov. 16 sentencing hearing held at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. A grand jury issued a 10-count indictment against the man on Feb. 22 for distributing heroin, crack cocaine and powder cocaine in New Hanover County.

A DUI could impact your application for grad school and more

Let us say you already have your college career mapped out, and that plan includes graduate school. You have just started your freshman year at North Carolina State, and things were going well until your arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. How will a DUI impact your plans for graduate school?

The necessity defense in a DWI case

There are numerous defenses available to those on trial for DWI. One strategy worth considering is the necessity defense, which is when you argue driving under the influence of alcohol was necessary for the public good. However, it is important to remember this defense will not be right for everyone. 

Wilson man accepts plea deal on federal cocaine charge

A 29-year-old man from Wilson received a sentence of 37 months in prison and a subsequent 6 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to distributing cocaine base. He was already under the supervision of the probation office for the federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina on a previous cocaine charge when a drug task force arrested him on Sept. 8, 2017.

Traffic stop in North Carolina prompts federal investigation

A routine traffic stop on Interstate 85 on the afternoon of Oct. 29 led to a federal investigation into human trafficking according to local media reports. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is said to have called in agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when the identification documents produced by the occupants of a van that had been pulled over for erratic driving raised the suspicion of a deputy.

Prosecutors could seek death penalty for Pittsburgh shooter

North Carolina readers are likely aware of the Oct. 27 mass shooting that claimed the lives of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Now, federal prosecutors are taking steps to seek the death penalty against the alleged shooter, 46-year-old Robert Bowers.

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