Underage DWI

Underage DWI Defense Lawyers You may expect law enforcement to be more lenient on younger drivers, but the state of North Carolina has zero tolerance for anyone under the age of 21 committing a DWI. It is already a crime under most circumstances to drink while under the age of 21 in all states, and…

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…

What is a Motion For Appropriate Relief?

What is a Motion for Appropriate Relief? The American justice system has never claimed to be perfect. A defendant has only ever been guaranteed a fair trial, not a perfect one. There is rarely, if ever, such thing as a perfect trial. However, this does not mean you should accept clear errors being made, especially…

What Qualifies as a “Crime of Violence”?

Challenging the Definition of “Crime of Violence” It is generally understood that federal law treats charges of attempt to commit a crime the same as charges of committing a crime, but a recent criminal case in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has set a possible precedent for treating these charges differently when it comes…

PPP Loan Fraud

PPP Loan Fraud Lawyers In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aids, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) was passed by Congress to offer stimulus to families and small businesses. One part of this stimulus included the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – at the time $349 billion in funds allocated as forgivable small business loans. The purpose…