North Carolina law enforcement agents, just as they do every holiday season, launched a crackdown on drunk driving over the weeks leading up to Christmas all the way through the new year.
In North Carolina, traffic violations are attached to your driver's license on a point system. Convictions are assigned a point level depending on the severity of the crime. Once you reach a threshold of points within a timeframe, you may face license suspension or even revocation.
Two men who are from out of state are now facing two serious drug charges in North Carolina. Police say they were able to recover two kilograms of heroin from the men's vehicle. This translates in to about $1 million worth of drugs. Both men are facing drug trafficking charges, which could land them in this state's prison system for years or even decades.
People in Statesville, North Carolina, know that whenever families get together, even over the holidays, conflicts and old grudges can erupt in to significant arguments. Unfortunately, if lines get crossed, these arguments can even lead to domestic assault or other criminal charges.
Even one criminal conviction for a misdemeanor can cause a lot of long-term headaches for a Statesville, North Carolina, resident. Even long after a person has served his sentence, a criminal conviction can mean lost professional and other opportunities.
The United States Department of the Interior, with the help of local law enforcement agencies, reported that they had seized heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs, as well as marijuana, in the course of a raid designed to curb illegal drug trafficking.
According to a recent report, a prison guard at the state's women's prison has been accused of possessing a controlled substance and planning to provide it to others, presumably inmates in the prison. While the woman remained in the state's employ officially, she has reportedly been told as a condition of her being out on bond that she must stay off the grounds of the prison. This means that, unless things change, she cannot legally go to work while her charge is pending.
Like many other states, North Carolina has certain laws in place that allow people to expunge their arrest and court records involving criminal matters.
A man who otherwise has a clean criminal record was recently arrested after someone posted a Facebook video of his travelling almost 200 miles per hour down a major North Carolina highway.
A police chief in a small town in North Carolina, along with one of his top assistants, have been arrested on corruption-related charges.