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Employee of popular NASCAR team facing felony larceny charge

There are a number of crimes that are committed in North Carolina and across the country every day. One of these is larceny, which is the unlawful taking of someone else's property without their consent. A North Carolina man who was working with Richard Childress Racing is currently facing a felony larceny charge. Supposedly, he stole a suit from one of the team's drivers as well as three suits from crew members. He then reportedly put them on eBay and sold them.

He was arrested early in January of this year, but he was released from jail on a $10,000 bond. He reportedly made $6,000 for all four of the fire suits. It has been said that the suits did not have any logos of sponsors or numbers of drivers on them.

Defending drivers charged with DWI in North Carolina

North Carolina legislators are always making punishments and penalties associated with drunk driving more severe, which has given our state the reputation of being one of the toughest on convicted drunk drivers. That said, a driver charged with DWI must be convicted before he or she can be punished for the crime. Sometimes a conviction is more difficult for the prosecution to achieve than might generally be thought.

At Rowland & Yauger, we have extensive experience representing drivers accused of DWI and DUI. We know the ins and outs of North Carolina drunk driving statues and a variety of legal defense strategies that can be employed in virtually any situation. Mostly, we represent individuals Randolph, Moore and Montgomery counties. However, we also handle cases in Cumberland, Lee, Hoke and Chatham.

2 arrested for more than one criminal offense in North Carolina

A routine traffic stop along the interstate recently resulted in two arrests for meth possession and meth paraphernalia possession. According to North Carolina authorities, the 46-year-old woman and 38-year-old man were each booked on more than one criminal offense at the jailhouse in Iredell County. As of last report, they were each being held on bond of $350,000, waiting for first court date.

The traffic stop and subsequent arrest occurred along Interstate 77 on Dec. 26. Police pulled a vehicle over and claim that they detected the odor of marijuana when they approached. This resulted in a search of the vehicle. Inside, they say they allegedly discovered 37 grams of meth, hypodermic needles, glass pipes and other items commonly used for methamphetamine manufacturing. Authorities also claim they discovered an operational "shake and bake" methamphetamine production laboratory in the vehicle.

Driving while impaired conviction can affect car insurance rates

After a North Carolina resident is convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), authorities will notify the driver's car insurance company. Driving while intoxicated and driving while impaired convictions will invariably result in an insurance rake hike. This leaves many wondering just how much their insurance rates will increase.

After a review of six leading car insurance companies, Quadrant Information Services recently determined that the average insurance increase following a DUI conviction was approximately 82 percent. The state in which one resides will also make a difference. For example, in North Carolina, the rate increase averaged 321 percent, which is extremely high compared to national averages.

Defending against a felony charge in North Carolina

Some individuals who are arrested and accused of a felony crime may feel embarrassed about the circumstances of their arrest, and they may be shy to seek out legal assistance to help them in their defense. However, when a North Carolina resident reviews the potential punishments related to a felony violation, he or she will have more motivation to overcome those reservations and get the help that is needed. At Rowland and Yauger, we have seen individuals accused of virtually every crime under the sun. You can speak with us about your felony charge with confidence, knowing that confidentiality and respect are of the utmost importance to our firm.

The sanctity and confidentiality of the attorney-client relationship is crucial to the success of any criminal defense. Providing the client with a judgment-free environment also helps to facilitate a successful defense. At Rowland and Yauger, there is no reason to worry about telling us your story. Indeed, our attorneys may have even heard and represented a client with a similar story to yours before.

9 face felony drug charges in North Carolina

Several people were recently arrested in a drug roundup in North Carolina. The individuals arrested on drug charges were wanted for 40 drug crimes. All the individuals who have been taken into custody have the right to defend themselves in a court of law.

Police arrested nine out of 10 people who were wanted for allegedly engaging in illegal drug offenses. During their operation, police confiscated more than 200 illegal prescription pills as well as over 100 grams of marijuana and a few marijuana plants. Also confiscated was a small quantity of cocaine powder as well as drug paraphernalia. Police said the seized drugs' street value was over $18,000.

Two fishermen arrested for more than one criminal offense

Two fishermen have been arrested by the North Carolina Marine Patrol on charges that they caught over 16 times the amount of red drum allowed. The arrest occurred on a recent Monday afternoon in Wilmington. The men were accused of more than one criminal offense after police discovered 657 pounds of red drum -- 113 fish in total -- in the men's possession.

Officers claim that they found 14 fish that were over the size limit, weighing in at 106 pounds. Allegedly, the men were also in possession of a load of spotted sea trout weighing 101 pounds and striped mullet weighing 100 pounds. Further, they allegedly had flounder weighing 2 pounds and black drum weighing 6 pounds.

Man faces multiple drug charges following police investigation

When a person is taken into custody for a drug-related crime, he or she may think that the worst is ahead. The individual might fear being convicted on his or her drug charges and possibly even losing his or her freedom or the ability to pass an employment background check. However, he or she does have the right to fight to be exonerated in North Carolina.

One man in North Carolina is currently behind bars following a drug-related police investigation. The investigation lasted three months. According to police, the man, said to be 38, had drug warrants that were outstanding from three different counties in the state.

Josh Gordon averts suspension after drunk driving guilty plea

A DUI arrest can be extremely detrimental to one's career -- even if a conviction never occurs. Celebrities, professional athletes, law enforcement officers and school teachers often tend to suffer career setbacks after a drunk driving arrest. Accordingly, those who are arrested for drunk driving in North Carolina may want to handle their criminal defenses as carefully as possible.

Josh Gordon, who is a receiver for the NFL Browns, is an example of a professional athlete who has suffered numerous setbacks as a result of drug-related arrests. In fact, he recently completed a suspension lasting 10 games for alleged substance issues. After he was arrested in July on DUI charges, many fans thought that he would be subjected to even more suspensions, but he was able to successfully sidestep suspension this time by pleading guilty to the DUI charges.

High school football coach charged with driving while impaired

A football coach employed by a Wake County high school was suspended from his job after getting arrested and charged with a DWI offense. The 43-year-old North Carolina man was pulled over by authorities on a recent Wednesday night. As of last reports, there has been no indication as to whether the man has retained a criminal defense attorney to represent him in the driving while impaired case.

A representative speaking on behalf of Wake Forest High School, where the man worked as a football coach, has confirmed that the man was suspended from his job duties. Until his arrest, the coach had led the Cougars football team since 2007. He achieved a record of 84-17 during that time. He even brought the team to the state championships on two different occasions. So far this year, the team has been undefeated.

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