A man who was accused of spiking his wife’s drink with methamphetamines has been found not guilty. According to the District Attorney’s Office, Michael Kirkum was found not guilty of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamines, delivery of methamphetamines, distribution of a food containing a controlled substance and misdemeanor child abuse by a New Hanover County jury last week. The state dismissed a child abuse charge and a resisting a public officer charge. Source: https://www.wect.com/2022/06/21/man-accused-spiking-wifes-drink-with-meth-found-not-guilty/
A felony is any crime punishable by more than a year incarceration or more than a $1000 fine. If you find yourself charged with such a crime, your life could be changed forever. Beyond the jail time or high fine, a felony conviction can restrict you from many of the rights enjoyed by non-felons such as owning firearms and voting. If you find yourself charged with a felony, how do you pick an attorney to represent you? First, be sure to pick an attorney who focuses on criminal defense. There are many attorneys who dabble in criminal defense among many other
A N.C. man was recently charged with hitting his girlfriend in the head with a television. Among others, he was charged with Assault With A Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. What about Battery? Can a television be a deadly weapon? First, a deadly weapon does not have to be an object that is inherently dangerous like a gun or knife. A deadly weapon can be any object that is used or has has the potential to cause serious injury. Second, North Carolina does not have a Battery statute. The North Carolina General Statutes that cover Assault are N.C.G.S. 14-32 and N.C.G.S 14-33.
David Gross Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2018 AIOCLA’S 10 Best in North Carolina For Client Satisfaction The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of North Carolina’s Criminal Law Attorney David Gross as 2018 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Criminal Law attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the "10 Best" list must pass AIOCLA's rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research,
A common refrain I hear from clients is how they got arrested for trespassing after they had paid to enter a club or bar. Many people believe that once they have paid to enter a private establishment, they can leave and return as often as they like. Another source of confusion is being able to re-enter the establishment after being told to leave. It is completely up to the bar who they allow in their establishment. Some bars have a leave and pay to re-enter policy. However, the most common arrest for trespassing around bars is when a patron has
“I blew a .12 but I felt fine to drive.” Or, “I drank two glasses of wine and I felt really drunk.” Both statements are examples of the difference between Blood Alcohol Concentration (B.A.C.) and perceived impairment. When discussing DWI it is important to understand the different ways the state can prove impairment in a Driving While Impaired (DWI) case. The two standards are B.A.C or “appreciable impairment.” The legislature has determined that a B.A.C. of .08 on a breath alcohol test is legal proof of impairment. However, the state can also prove impairment by showing the driver’s
Recently, a UNCW student was arrested and charged with a felony after being pulled over on campus with a gun in his vehicle. The news story did not say whether the student was on campus for a class or school business, or just driving across the campus. The story also failed to mention if the student had a concealed carry permit. NC law prohibits the carrying of weapons on campus. The penalties for this charge can be severe. However, there are exceptions in the law for Concealed Carry Permit holders. (CCP). Basically, the law allows CCP holders to cross campus
Most traffic citations can be reduced or dismissed. A driver that is convicted for a moving violation will receive points on their license and increased insurance premiums. Our goal is to handle your citation so that you will not get points on your license and to keep your insurance costs minimized. Some examples of common reductions are: *Improper Equipment (IE): Used for speeds up to 20 mph over the speed limit. Ideal outcome as there are no points on license or insurance, like a broken taillight. *4 hour Defensive Driving School: Used to get an IE when speed exceeds 20 mph over