Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rape and Sex Crimes: Why You Need a Lawyer

An accusation of committing a sex crime is a grave and serious one that not only affects the life and reputation of the alleged victim, but also that of the accused. There are many kinds of sex crimes, but the most common of all is rape. This type of crime is deemed to be such a major one that conviction could result in at least 144 months in prison.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Raleigh Sex Crimes Attorney Talks about Sexting, child pornography and the criminalization of our children

Hearing the term 'sex offender' is enough to conjure images of monsters who prey on the weak, all for the satisfaction of their abnormal sexual desires. Knowing that a person is a sex offender is enough to send chills down anyone's spine. And yet, here comes Cormega Copening, a 17-year-old North Carolinian who was charged in September 2015 of sexual exploitation of a minor. Who's that minor, you may ask? It's no other than Cormega Copening himself. The state of North Carolina charged Copening for sharing nude pictures of himself with his girlfriend. Copening was eligible to receive prison time but eventually plead guilty to avoid prison and receive a probationary sentence.

Friday, May 20, 2016

DWI Lawyer Shares insights about Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 28 people die every day because of someone impaired behind the wheel. Though there have been plenty of studies confirming the risks of drunk driving, studies have not found similar results for driving while under the influence of marijuana. It is not clear if it even increases the number of accidents on the road at all. A 2014 New York Times article reported that there is less to fear from drivers under the influence of marijuana compared to those who drive drunk. The article provides information on a number of studies on the matter, and concludes that government resources are better spent trying to curb alcohol-impaired driving instead. That said, don’t take this information as your permission to get high and drive in North Carolina, because driving under the influence of marijuana definitely remains a crime in our state, and comes with some potentially serious consequences.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Criminal Lawyer says Florida detectives made fools of suspects in “Operation April Fools”

Every now and then, sensational news coverage crops up about young children who get sexually assaulted or molested by predatory adults. Sexual assault of a minor is a very serious crime, so it’s no wonder that members of a community become quite concerned when they learn about who in their midst might be participating in such disturbing behavior. In April, Florida police conducted a child sex sting operation dubbed “Operation April’s Fools” that led to the arrest of seventeen people, which included a Walt Disney world security guard, a SeaWorld Discovery Cove janitor, a Florida Hospital technician, an Alaska Airlines customer service manager and a football coach.

Family Attorney Warns Unfaithful Spouses Beware- Your Tinder Activity can be Tracked

If you’ve never heard of a hook-up app called Tinder, it’s a social site that has become sort of a one-stop-shop for people who are looking to date, hook up, or simply see who else out there might be interested. The problem is, even married people are flocking to the site and entering into activities that are unbeknownst to their spouses. Be careful, there’s now an app for that If you suspect your partner is on Tinder (a frightening thought in and of itself), there’s now a way to confirm it. For just $4.99, you can purchase Swipe Buster to check if your significant other is on the site. Once purchased, you only need to input his or her name, age and geographic location, and with that, Swipe Buster will then search Tinder’s database for people who fit the criteria. Swipe Buster’s search results also yield information on when the person last used Tinder, what their gender preference is and if they display photos.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Going through Divorce with Children

Going through a divorce is a trying time for two people. Having to go through it with children is much more difficult.  While on the surface the dispute may seem to be between you and your spouse ultimately, there still is the consideration of the children’s emotional well-being.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Possible Penalties for DWI in North Carolina

State laws in North Carolina contain provisions detailing the legal process and possible consequences of drunk driving, also known as “Driving While Impaired” (DWI) or in many states  as “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI).

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Types of Assault Charged in the State of North Carolina

There are three general categories of assault recognized by the state laws governing North Carolina: Assault and battery that result in physical injury, assault that has the intent to harm someone else and affray (fighting in a public place). This is when there is a fight between two or more people in a public place that is likely to scare people in the immediate area.