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Other Crimes

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Many crimes in North Carolina fall into specific, easy-to-define categories, such as drug crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes or violent offenses. However, there are still many other charges that are harder to categorize. We have put some of those charges here, but rest assured, we handle all types of criminal matters. While we may not have a specific page for your criminal charge, we probably have defended people with that charge before. Call us and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We are immediately available to meet with you. Let our experience and guidance relieve your stress through this difficult time. No matter what the criminal charge is, we will handle it.

Resisting Arrest

In North Carolina, resisting arrest is a criminal offense that can have serious consequences. Under North Carolina General Statute § 14-223, it is illegal to willfully and unlawfully resist, delay, or obstruct a public officer in discharging or attempting to discharge a duty of their office. This encompasses a broad range of behaviors, from physically resisting arrest to providing false information or fleeing from a police officer.

If you are accused of resisting arrest in North Carolina, you could face Class 2 misdemeanor charges. This means that, if convicted, you could be subject to penalties including a fine, probation, community service, or up to 60 days in jail for a first offense. For individuals with a prior criminal record, the penalties can be even more severe.

It's important to understand that the crime of resisting arrest doesn't require physical force against an officer. Actions such as giving a false name, running away, or even passively resisting can lead to charges under this statute.

Given the potential severity of the consequences, it's crucial to seek legal advice immediately if you're charged with resisting arrest in North Carolina. A qualified Charlotte resisting arrest attorney with the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, can help you understand your rights, the specifics of the charges against you, and the best defense strategy for your situation.

Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

Under North Carolina General Statute § 18B-302, if you are under the age of 21, it is illegal for you to purchase, possess, or consume any alcoholic beverage. Violations of this law are taken very seriously and carry strict penalties.

Being charged with possession of alcohol as a minor can result in a Class 1 misdemeanor. The consequences for a conviction include, but are not limited to, fines, community service, and potential probation. Moreover, if convicted, you could face a suspension of your driver's license for a period, which will be determined by the court.

This law not only prohibits the actual physical possession of alcohol by a minor but also makes it illegal to try to buy or consume alcohol, and even criminalizes being in the presence of alcohol while unsupervised. It's crucial to be aware that you can be charged even if you are not caught in the act of drinking but merely holding an alcoholic beverage or being in the vicinity of alcohol without legitimate supervision.

Traffic Offenses

In North Carolina, traffic offenses are taken seriously and carry varying degrees of penalties, up to and including a lengthy license suspension and even jail time.

Under North Carolina General Statute § 20-28, if you are caught driving while your license is revoked (“DWLR”), you may be charged with a misdemeanor. The severity of the punishment can depend on the reason your license was initially suspended or revoked and your prior driving record. Consequences may include fines, extended revocation of your driving privileges, and possibly jail time.

Hit and runs, defined under § 20-166, is a more severe offense, especially if the accident results in injury or death. If you leave the scene of an accident without exchanging information or offering aid, you can face significant penalties, ranging from misdemeanor charges for property damage only to felony charges for serious injury or death.

Reckless driving, covered under § 20-140, involves operating a vehicle in a careless or heedless manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property. This offense can lead to fines, points on your driving record, increased insurance rates, and even imprisonment.

Speeding offenses fall under various statutes, including § 20-141. Penalties for speeding can include fines, court costs, and points on your driving record. In certain circumstances, excessive speeding could also be considered reckless driving, leading to more severe consequences.

It's crucial to take traffic offenses seriously. If you face charges for any of these offenses, obtaining the help of a dedicated Charlotte traffic offenses lawyer is advisable to help mitigate the potential consequences and ensure your rights are protected.

Have You Been Charged With a Crime in Charlotte?

If you were recently arrested for resting arrest, being a minor in possession of alcohol, or any other crimes, it is imperative that you secure dedicated legal counsel who is prepared to defend your rights at every possible opportunity. At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we pride ourselves in our unwavering commitment to each of our clients—no matter what type of charges they face. We will stand by your side and defend you against the government’s allegations, regardless of the type of crime you’ve been charged with, what your criminal record looks like, or how strong the evidence against you initially appears to be. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, call 704-405-2850, or connect with us through our secure online contact form.

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