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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.

Man extradited to North Carolina on embezzlement charges

Authorities in North Carolina had been searching for an individual who they say stole some lottery tickets from a convenience store. According to reports, the accused individual activated the tickets and cashed them for his or her own use. Recently, a man was taken into custody in another state who currently faces several embezzlement charges in connection with the missing lottery tickets.

The man supposedly worked at the store identified by the North Carolina Lottery Commission and local authorities as the one from which the tickets were allegedly stolen. What information led them to believe that the man now in custody is the one who stole the tickets was not reported. The man has several criminal convictions in his past, but that does not mean that he is guilty of the current accusations.

Have you been arrested for a crime in North Carolina?

When defending oneself against North Carolina criminal charges it is essential to analyze all options as closely as possible. Indeed, the consequences of a criminal conviction can result in lengthy jail sentences and high fines. They can also damage one's reputation and ruin one's career. For this reason, individuals who have been arrested for a crime will also want to choose an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle their defense. 

The attorneys at Rowland & Yauger are ready to aggressively defend you against any kind of criminal charge. Some of the most common cases we take on involve allegations of DWI and related charges. We also handle drug crimes cases and assault allegations. We handle felonies and misdemeanors of all varieties, and we offer our clients the opportunity to discuss their allegations while we work as a team to develop the most effective criminal defense strategies available.

North Carolina drunk driving defense proceedings

North Carolina state law prohibits individuals from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, as defined by applicable statutes. Police have various ways of enforcing the state's DUI laws. Typically, though, a drunk driving arrest will occur after a police officer witnesses driver operating his or her motor vehicle in a way that makes the driver appear inebriated.

After conducting the DUI traffic stop, a police officer typically subjects the driver to a series of tests -- usually a Breathalyzer test and multiple field sobriety tests. The Breathalyzer test measures the amount of alcohol in a driver's blood stream. If the test results show that the driver has blood alcohol levels of .8 percent or above, then the driver can be arrested and charged with DUI. 

Have you been charged with driving while impaired?

The consequences associated with a driving while impaired (DWI) conviction are only becoming worse in North Carolina. Indeed, the criminal sentences for conviction of driving while impaired in our state are some of the most stringent in the nation. For this reason, individuals arrested and accused of such crimes may want to lodge a well-organized criminal defense.

At Rowland & Yauger, our attorneys have extensive experience helping individuals who have been accused of DWI. We know that numerous completely innocent individuals are inappropriately arrested and wrongly accused of DWI-related crimes. We also know that everyone is human, and we all make mistakes. Regardless, we will fight to preserve your legal rights and to seek an outcome that is in your personal best interests. 

Driving while impaired arrest in North Carolina

If you have been accused of driving while impaired in the state of North Carolina, there could be some difficult consequences ahead of you if a conviction occurs. The consequences, however, will depend on what happens in your criminal proceedings. North Carolina residents will remain innocent of any criminal accusation -- no matter if it is driving while impaired or shoplifting -- unless they are actually proved to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law or plead guilty to the crime.

This is an important question that any individual accused of driving while impaired must ask him- or herself. Should I plead guilty and attempt to reach a plea bargain deal with the prosecution in order to obtain a less severe punishment? Or, should I try to defend myself against the charges to pursue a verdict of not guilty?

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