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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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