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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...

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...

Everyone breaks the law

The common perception that most people have is that the majority of Americans follow the law and that a smaller percentage decides to break it. They assume that most of the people who break it then get caught and enter the criminal justice system. Even with the...