5 Unusual and Oddly Specific Crimes in North Carolina

Top 5 Unusual and Oddly Specific Laws in North Carolina Have you ever read a warning label or walked past a sign that seemed really oddly specific and quite stupid? Perhaps you have come across blogs with plenty of funny examples, such as a hotel sign warning patrons that there are fines for putting cigarettes…

Incomplete Crimes

What is an Incomplete Crime? When we think of crime, we usually assume that the criminal’s intentions were successfully carried out — drugs were trafficked, the victim was assaulted. However, sometimes people may only try to complete a criminal act and fail to do so, for one reason or another. These actions that fall short…

Misdemeanor Sentencing

Misdemeanor Sentencing in North Carolina While misdemeanor sentencing may involve fewer considerations than felony sentencing, North Carolina still imposes a set and requirements for courts when handling felony convictions. This came about ever since the North Carolina Structured Sentencing Act went into effect in 1994, judges are required to follow a set of guidelines and…

Felony Sentencing

Felony Sentencing in North Carolina Ever since the North Carolina Structured Sentencing Act went into effect in 1994, judges are required to follow a set of guidelines and standards when sentencing a person for a criminal conviction. This came about when the state was suffering from a growing prison population with limited facilities to house…

Participation in Crime

Roles and Participation in Crime While crimes are often only committed by one person, there are circumstances where several people are involved in the same crime. In such cases, participants may play different roles in carrying out the offense. In North Carolina, while the role a person plays does not establish a separate kind of…