Drugged Driving: Marijuana DUI

No Alcohol? How Can an Officer Show Impairment by Drugs Although most people think of alcohol when they think about a DUI (or DWI) charge, North Carolina drivers can be charged with DUI in a variety of other situations that do not involve alcohol. One of the most...

What Is Jury Nullification?

In a criminal trial, a jury of your peers determines whether you are innocent or guilty of the crime with which you are charged. The jury comes to this decision by listening to witness testimony, evaluating the evidence presented, and considering the arguments of the...

Can I Represent Myself In My Criminal Case?

After being charged with a crime, many people turn to a lawyer for help. In fact, the right to have a lawyer represent you in a criminal matter is a right given to everyone under the Constitution. However, some people decide that they would rather represent themselves...

What Is Probation?

For many criminal charges, a criminal defendant can avoid spending time in jail through court ordered probation.  Typically, probation is granted for lesser charges or for criminal defendants with no previous criminal records. Probation comes with many requirements...