How Has Coronavirus Affected Criminal Proceedings?

COVID-19’s Impact on Criminal Proceedings The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to restructure our lives in many ways in the public interest of keeping people safe and healthy. While we often think and hear about how this has changed the way we go to work, school, and other things we do in our day-to-day lives,…

Do the Feds Get Involved in College Drug Cases?

Can Students Face Federal Charges in College Drug Cases? Drug use and distribution is very common on college campuses, especially in fraternities and sororities. Many students, especially those at more elite colleges, do not take drug abuse very seriously and doubt they’ll ever face consequences. After all, law enforcement does patrol campuses and seems to…

Second Chance Act and First Step Act Now in Effect

Changes to Expungement in North Carolina New laws have recently taken effect on Dec 1, 2020 in North Carolina that are designed to help more people convicted of low-level nonviolent crimes. These laws, known as the “Second Chance Act” and “First Step Act”, are among many state laws approved since last year by the General…

How Does the Government Track Down Child Pornography?

Emerging Technologies Tackling Child Pornography The internet hosts millions of images and videos of sexually abused children, with more pornographic content uploaded each day. To those unfamiliar with how much of the internet works, this may all seem confusing or surprising. Afterall, you are highly unlikely to ever stumble upon any of this content while…

A Potential Argument in Favor of Leniency for Recidivists

An Emergencing Call for Leniency for Criminal Recividists The law is rarely kind or merciful to those who commit crime after crime even after being released from prison or while under court supervision. Harsher punishment for prior conviction is built into our justice system, where sentencing guidelines recommend steeper fines, longer sentencing, and fewer avenues…