Criminal Law

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Criminal law is the large body of State and Federal statutory laws and judicial decisions which encompass all areas of criminal justice system. Criminal law in North Carolina comes from two main sources: laws and statutes written by the North Carolina General Assembly and precedent established by both North Carolina and Federal courts, which includes the Supreme Court of the United States.

The major topic areas in criminal law include:

  • Traffic Offenses
  • Drunk Driving (DWI) 
  • Drug Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Assault
  • Sex Offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Weapon Offenses
  • College/Under-age Crimes
  • Probation Violations
  • Expungements
  • Murder

There are many more additional subcategories and niches in criminal law. To make matters worse, most of the topics are interrelated and some are based on federal whereas others are based on state law. Furthermore, understanding them all without the help of a criminal lawyer is extremely difficult. This blog exists for you!