Close Menu

North Carolina Criminal & Immigration Lawyer

Free Confidential Consultation Call Today!

252-226-6878

Category Archives: Criminal Defense

DomeViol2

Legislation Expanding Domestic Violence Crimes Signed Into Law

By Dysart Willis |

In late December, legislation broadening what is considered to be a domestic violence crime under the federal criminal code was signed into law in order to increase protections for victims of domestic violence and their pets. The “PAWS” Act not only makes adjustments to key definitions within the federal criminal code, but also establishes… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
CrimLaw9

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear an Important Case on Criminal Defendant’s Rights in Plea Bargain Appeals

By Dysart Willis |

Guilty pleas play an increasingly large role in our criminal justice system. In fact, according to the U.S. Supreme Court, 97 percent of federal and 94 percent of state prosecutions today end in plea bargains. As a result, there is an increasing number of appeals from guilty pleas and, consequently, an increasing number of… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
HateCrime

What Is Considered A “Hate Crime” In North Carolina?

By Dysart Willis |

We see news stories covering potential “hate crimes” all the time, some of them involving very serious, egregious crimes, but what constitutes a hate crime, exactly? According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a hate crime is one that is motivated by biases based on disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religion, or… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
CrimDef4

Prosecution of North Carolina Mother Who Lost Her Son in Hurricane Raises a Number of Criminal Justice & Civil Rights Concerns

By Dysart Willis |

North Carolina’s recent decision to criminally charge a mother whose child drowned during Hurricane Florence has drawn a number of concerns from criminal defense and civil rights experts, and with good reason. The defendant (who is African-American) was charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving on a closed or unopened highway, and faces a manslaughter… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Justice5

November Elections Bring Important Changes to Criminal Justice & Immigration Issues in North Carolina

By Dysart Willis |

November 6 brought a number of important changes around the country when it comes to civil rights and criminal justice issues, and North Carolina was no exception, as we discuss below: Civil Rights & Criminal Justice Advocate Elected to North Carolina Supreme Court In November, Anita Earls—founder of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Jail

Famous Author Indicates That Death Row Inmates in North Carolina Did Not Receive a Fair Trial

By Dysart Willis |

The News Observer published an interesting op-ed written by famous author John Grisham on October 11, 2018 concerning serious issues with our criminal defense system here in North Carolina; not just when it comes to sentencing, but when it comes to the most serious penalty available: the death penalty. According to Grisham, there are… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Drugs3

Feds Conduct Drug Sweeps of North Carolina Tribal Lands

By Dysart Willis |

On September 27, federal and state officers arrested 76 people on drug trafficking charges on western North Carolina tribal land. In an undercover operation that began weeks ago, the officers served arrest warrants on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ reservation and in nearby communities, reportedly seizing 250 pounds of heroin, methamphetamines, and other… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Fraud2

Types of Fraud in North Carolina

By Dysart Willis |

The term “fraud” is tossed around on the news frequently. Most people associate fraud with stealing or otherwise misinforming/withholding information from another to obtain a desired result. Fraud is a complex and difficult area of the law. There are many different actions or offenses that fall under the category of fraud and they each… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
SearchW3

Search Warrant Needed to Track Cell Phones

By Dysart Willis |

Advancements in technology usually outpace law enforcement efforts to use those advancements to further cases and track down suspects. One such advancement and issue is cell phone tracking technology. From the “Find my iPhone” feature of Apple products to third party tracking capabilities to location tracking from cell phone towers, there has been a… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Advocate

North Carolinians Arrested For Immigration & Voting Crimes As We Get Closer To November Elections

By Dysart Willis |

It seems that, every day, we hear news of the current administration blurring the lines between criminal prosecution and immigration policies, and this seems to be ever more apparent as we get closer and closer to the November elections here in North Carolina and throughout the country. For example, recently, more than a dozen… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus

© 2018 - 2019 Dysart Willis. All rights reserved.
This law firm website is managed by MileMark Media.

office Hours: 8am - 9pm (7 Days a week)