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Drug Paraphernalia Laws in North Carolina

Posted by Adam Seifer on Mar 15, 2017 8:31:20 AM

Being charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a serious offense, and also one that bewilders many defendants. How can someone be charged with a drug crime when no illegal drugs are actually found? And how can it be against the law to possess items that are legally available for purchase in stores?

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Topics: criminal defense, Criminal Law, drug paraphernalia

Cell Phone Privacy Rights: Who Can Get Access to My Cell Phone?

Posted by Adam Seifer on Mar 8, 2017 12:38:07 PM

Privacy rights for digital devices is still a largely unsettled and a relatively new issue today. UC-Davis Law Professor Elizabeth Joh says, “There’s still no good set of protections for a portal into your private life.” However there have been a couple of notable rulings that focused on whether or not police are permitted to search a suspect’s cell phone when the suspect is arrested.

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Topics: Criminal Law, cell phone privacy

I have been charged with a crime or am under investigation and police are telling me it will be better for me if I just tell them what happened. What should I do?

Posted by Adam Seifer on Jun 8, 2015 10:47:37 AM

You should never talk to the police without first consulting an attorney. Contrary to what the police officer may say, his interests and your interests are polar opposite. His job is to gather evidence that the DA can use to convict you.

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Topics: criminal defense, Blog, Criminal Law

My child was caught with Ecstasy. What now?

Posted by Adam Seifer on Dec 23, 2014 10:09:46 AM

It goes by many names: Ecstasy, Molly, E, X, XTC, and more. It's known as the "hug drug" and is popular among young people at nightclubs, raves, and dance parties. It's also highly illegal. However, it's readily available all over North Carolina and teenagers may have easy access to this popular party drug. It's also fairly cheap - a dose costs $18-$40 at the retail level. When your child gets caught with Molly in North Carolina, what happens?

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Topics: Blog, Criminal Law, North Carolina