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Overview of domestic violence laws in North Carolina

Many Statesville, North Carolina, residents may struggle in their romantic relationships, and there may even be a lot of serious tension at home that occasionally boils over. However, as Statesville residents can probably guess, North Carolina law prohibits domestic violence, and someone who crosses the line from being angry to being abusive may face serious legal consequences.

Protections against DWI charges

The possible penalties and consequences for a DWI charge are not insignificant. They can range from possible incarceration and hefty fines to license suspension and an increase in insurance premiums. Because of the serious potential penalties and consequences associated with a DWI charge, it is important to understand that criminal defense rights apply in all situations when an individual has been accused of committing a crime and that they provide important protections for accused individuals.

What is expungement and how can it help me?

Expungement is a process that can help individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system and may be something they have heard of but do not fully understand. Accused individuals may wonder what expungement refers to and how it can help him. Even an arrest record can create a criminal record and a variety of problems for an accused individual to contend with and, in some circumstances, expungement may be able to help.

Man faces DWI charges after speaking with police

DWI charges are serious charges in North Carolina. An alderman from a nearby North Carolina community west of the Statesville area was recently cited for DWI. It was determined by a breathalyzer test that the man allegedly had a .09 blood alcohol content level. In North Carolina, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content level of .08 or higher. According to authorities, the man was cited after entering a gas station to purchase cigarettes and beginning a conversation with police.

Several arrested for drug charges in Statesville

Drug charges should never be taken lightly and require a strong criminal defense. Several individuals in the Statesville area are facing drug charges after authorities allegedly found drugs in a home. Authorities allegedly found methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs in the home. Police were searching for a 20-year old man wanted by law enforcement, who lives at the home, but stated they also believed there was drug activity in the home. According to police, a 32-year old man attempted to flee the home when authorities arrived. A 43-year old man was also arrested at the home.

Marine charged with DWI in North Carolina after fatal accident

Drunk driving charges are serious charges that can carry stiff penalties. In a North Carolina community east of Statesville, an active-duty marine was recently charged in relation to a fatal accident. The 45-year old man is accused of blowing a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit. He has been charged with DWI, felony hit and run, felony death by motor vehicle and careless and reckless driving. The man was arrested following the fatal accident.

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