Most North Carolina residents know domestic assault and violence allegations are serious, but they may not fully understand the depth of thought that goes into the sentencing process. Instead of simply giving out a slap on the wrist or a couple of days in jail, judges follow a stringent set of best practices when deciding the type of sentence to hand down for domestic violence cases. This essentially raises the stakes to sometimes critical levels for those facing domestic assault and violence allegations.
Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Durham-based business owner following a grand jury indictment. Sources say the woman, who owns a health care company in Durham, was indicted on 15 charges including identity theft and health care fraud.
Last Thursday, a court found a former Chesterfield County sheriff guilty of one count of embezzlement, two counts of passing contraband to inmates and five counts of misconduct while in office. The sheriff was accused of allowing an inmate to consume alcohol, sleep away from the jail, see women without supervision and have the use of an iPad, according to court documents.