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Is Sexting Illegal in North Carolina?

“Sexting” is the transmission of sexually explicit text messages, usually containing nude photographs of the participants in the conversation. While adults are free in some states to take sexually explicit photographs of themselves and share them with other willing adults, they must be very careful about the ages of the recipients of sexually e...
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What Is the Legal Age of Consent in North Carolina?

Sometimes relationships develop between individuals around the age of majority (18), but both people in the relationship may not be over the age of 18. It is vital for everyone to know the actual ages of their sexual partners to avoid incurring statutory rape charges. Sex with a minor under the age of consent, regardless of the minor’s willingnes...
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What Is a SCRAM Bracelet?

Several states are taking a new step to prevent driving while intoxicated (DWI) – SCRAM bracelets. SCRAM stands for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring. Defendants wear SCRAM bracelets on their ankle, similar to a house arrest bracelet. They continuously analyze the wearer’s sweat for traces of alcohol during parole or probation. If you...
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What Is the Penalty for Driving Without a License in North Carolina?

Every driver in North Carolina must have a valid driver’s license to legally operate a motor vehicle. Driving without a license, or on a suspended, revoked, or expired license, is a crime that can come with charges and penalties. Although limited exceptions to the rule exist, for the most part driving without a license will have negative conseque...
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What Is a Level 5 DWI in North Carolina?

A driving while impaired (DWI) charge in North Carolina can come after any driver operates a vehicle under the influence of a substance that compromises driving ability, such as drugs or alcohol. The most common reason for a DWI is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or higher for the standard driver, 0.04% for a commercial driver, o...
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