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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.

Former North Carolina star athlete faces prison after drug bust

The biggest songs of the year were by Prince ("When Doves Cry"), Tina Turner ("What's Love Got to Do With It") and Kenny Loggins ("Footloose.") The most popular movies of the year included "The Terminator" and "Ghostbusters." When you add all those old-school titles up, it comes to 1984, of course.

North Carolina man faces serious drug and gun charges

Federal, state and city officials say their combined investigation of a North Carolina man has gone on for years. The 39-year-old was recently arrested by law enforcement officers with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the State Bureau of Investigation and the Salisbury Police Department.

North Carolina drug bust includes swim, shark and drone

Raleigh residents who make the two-hour drive to Surf City know that the small North Carolina town is known for its ocean beach, waves and moderate climate. It is now also known as the place where a 20-year-old man recently evaded arrest by running from police, diving into the ocean and swimming away.

North Carolina town offers HOPE, not handcuffs

Raleigh is like so many other North Carolina cities: the police make no exceptions when it comes to arresting people suspected of criminal activity. In the small town of Nashville (about 45 miles northeast of us), the police chief is trying to get recovery help for addicts rather than arresting them for drug crimes. Chief Thomas Bashore and Nashville town manager Hank Raper have created a program called HOPE. The initiative is designed to stem the rise of opioid addiction that plagues their town of less than 6,000 residents and much of the state. 

Peace in Columbia means cocaine boom here

When the war started, Lyndon Johnson was U.S. president, the Beatles had just launched the British invasion and "The Sound of Music" was thrilling audiences in Raleigh movie theaters. You might think that the reference is to the Viet Nam War, but we are actually referring to the recently concluded war between Columbia's government and FARC rebels.

The importance of a strong criminal defense attorney

History is replete with stories about people wrongfully convicted of heinous crimes, spending decades in jail only to be released when someone recants their story or new evidence is found. Many times it is a key witness who finally comes forward with truthful testimony or new technology that was not previously available (such as DNA evidence) disproves the prosecution’s case.


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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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