Category Archives: Crimes and Elements

Self-Defense and Retreat from Places Where the Defendant Has a “Lawful Right to Be”

Many Questions and a Few Answers about Britny’s Law

Counties May Impose Civil Penalties for Passing a Stopped School Bus

Expanded Expunction Opportunities

Legislative Changes to Which Prior Convictions Can Support a Habitual Felon Charge

Important Amendments to the “Revenge Porn” Statute

Whether “No” Means “No” in North Carolina

Convictions for Attempted Armed Robbery Based on Evidence of the Completed Crime

Murder Charges and the Opioid Epidemic

When is Ignorance of the Law an Excuse?