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Criminal Law

How many employees steal from work?

When you think of major theft from a business, you probably consider things like embezzlement. This may happen when an accountant doctors the books to hide the fact that they took tens of thousands of dollars from the company. It is a large-scale crime, and while it...

Do police officers stereotype teens?

When a police officer sees a teenager, that teenager may be wary of the officer as an authority figure. They may not trust them. They may assume that the officer sees them the same way.  Does this happen? Over the years, there has undoubtedly been evidence that the...

When can the police enter your home without a warrant?

Once police officers suspect that you've committed some kind of criminal activity, they may take aggressive steps to collect evidence against you. Often, searching your home will play a big part in the process of building a case against you.  You probably know that if...

What you need to know if you’re offered immunity

You’ve probably seen people on TV shows who have been involved in some type of criminal activity being offered immunity by prosecutors for providing information on “bigger fish” – those who have done far more serious things than they have. This happens frequently with...

What is a plea bargain?

If you’re facing criminal charges, you do need to consider all of your options. One option may be to accept or deny a plea bargain if one is offered. What does this bargain mean and why would you want to use it?  Plea bargains are generally only offered when the...

Defenses to domestic violence charges

If you are like most Charlotte couples, you will have had your disagreements. Sometimes people feel trapped in a relationship they do not know how to get out of. In some cases, people conclude that the easiest way to escape their relationship is to file a false claim...