Who Can Let the Police Search My Home?

Who Can Let the Police Search Your Home? The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution protects us from unreasonable search and seizure by law enforcement. What this typically means in the eyes of the court, is that the police need to have a search warrant supported by probable cause to believe a crime is present.…

Peeping

Peeping Defense Lawyer in North Carolina You have probably heard of the term “peeping-tom” before. It may evoke the image of a person stealthily peeking into windows, holes in restroom walls or other openings to spy on other people, which gives them a sexual thrill. You may also picture a person installing hidden cameras in…

Can You Get a DUI While Parked or Sleeping in Your Car?

Can You Get a DWI When Sitting or Sleeping in Your Parked Car? Could you be considered driving while intoxicated (DWI) if you were drunk and sat or slept in your parked car? In North Carolina, the legal answer is yes — you don’t have to be “driving” your car, in the way most people…

What Happens if You Switch Seats in a DUI?

What Happens When a Passenger and Driver Switch Seats in a DWI? As you probably already know, driving while impaired (DWI) is illegal in every state. In North Carolina, a person can be charged with a DWI if they were operating a vehicle with a BAC level of 0.08 or higher. Willfully being a passenger…

Cigarette Trafficking and Tobacco Smuggling

Federal Charges for Cigarette Trafficking and Tobacco Smuggling With various states implemented high taxes on tobacco products, some people have started a business of trafficking cigarettes from other states, such as North Carolina, where they are cheaper. While cigarettes are not illegal to sell with a license following proper regulations, purchasing them from one state…