Bombing and Terrorism Crimes in North Carolina

What Actions Constitute Terrorism in North Carolina? Terrorism, bombing and related crimes are all incredibly serious and result in very harsh penalties for those convicted. The common definition of terrorism is hotly debated, but in a legal criminal framework, its definition is more limited to relevant statutes and laws. In North Carolina, acts of terrorism…

Prostitution vs. Human Trafficking in North Carolina

Differences Between Prostitution and Human Trafficking You may here people use the terms prostitution and human trafficking interchangeably, or in a way that does not make it explicit how they differ. While these two concepts are related, they constitute very different acts in our criminal justice system, with substantially different consequences. Definitions for prostitution and…

Patient Abuse

Patient Abuse Crimes in North Carolina You have probably heard of medical or nursing home malpractice, where healthcare providers, hospitals, and care facilities are sued for their failure to provide adequate care. While these cases are often handled in civil courts, did you know that when misconduct is determined to be “abuse”, the care providers…

Arson and Burning Offenses

Arson and Burning Offenses in North Carolina Arson is the act of deliberately setting fire to property, and is among the most serious property crimes in North Carolina. When it comes to punishment, most arson and burning offenses are felonies. The severity of the crime tends to coincide with the type of property burned, whether…

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…