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September 2015 Archives

Know your rights when you are charged with a crime

Anyone facing a criminal charge might feel like they are facing an uphill battle. While it is true that building a defense is often rather difficult, all defendants should understand that they have a right to present a defense to the charges against them. We can help defendants look into the options that might help them resolve their case.

Truck driver killed when propane truck catches on fire

The driver of a truck has tragically been killed in an accident in North Carolina. He was driving a propane truck that was hit by a smaller car. The accident caused the truck to leave the road, flip over on its side and catch on fire. Pictures from the scene show a massive blaze that engulfed the entire vehicle.

Sexting teens face felony charges for sexual exploitation

North Carolina laws regarding sending nude photos of minors is very strict. In fact, being convicted of merely having nude photos of minors on your phone can lead to you having to register as a sex offender. Interestingly, the laws regarding sexting don't take the age of the sender or recipient into account.

What does it mean to plead the Fifth?

When you are facing criminal charges, one of the most important things you can do is to ensure that your rights are being respected. There are a variety of rights that you have. One of these is the right to not incriminate yourself, which is granted to you by the Fifth Amendment. This is where the phrase "plead the Fifth" comes from.


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