At Powers McCartan we understand that you have a lot of questions about the criminal process you or a loved one may currently be involved in. While we believe that every individual case needs an experienced criminal defense attorney, we also know that our best clients are our most informed clients. We understand that you may want to do some research about your case before or after you reach out to us. While there is a wealth of information available on the Internet, these are some of the most helpful resources we have found.
North Carolina General Statutes
If you have a question about the specific crime you have been charged with, this may be a useful resource. This links you directly to Chapter 14 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Chapter 14 covers Criminal Law in North Carolina and provides the language for each of the criminal statutes.
Citizen’s Guide to Structured Sentencing
If you have questions on structured sentencing, the North Carolina courts have provided a citizens guide to the process.
UNC Criminal Law Blog
If you’d like to learn more about current topics in criminal law or get a general overview on a number of topics, this blog is a wonderful reference. It is published by several individuals at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina.
North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety
If you believe your loved one is currently incarcerated, you can check the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s website to find out additional information.
North Carolina Forensics
This blog provides interesting coverage on forensic science and legal updates in North Carolina and throughout the country.
At Powers McCartan we encourage you to learn what you can and take advantage of the information available across the Internet while remembering that general information is no substitute for the personal attention our criminal defense attorneys can give you.