Articles Tagged with stalking

J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Should I talk to the police?”

As the end of the year approaches, so does the deadline for implementing various new laws. Tradition in North Carolina dictates that new laws go into effect later in the year, giving law enforcement agencies time to prepare for the new measures and adjust any policies or procedures accordingly. December 1 is a popular date for the new laws, and this year is no exception. A number of new laws begin tomorrow, including several that create new crimes or enhance penalties for existing crimes. To find out more about what some of these new measures are, keep reading.

J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Should I talk to the police?”

The internet has made many things easier, whether it’s searching for information, ordering clothes or wasting time watching movies. Though most of these are positive innovations, not everything that the internet touches improves. One thing that has become frighteningly easy thanks to the internet and the abundance of social media is stalking. Obsessed individuals have a nearly limitless number of ways to not only gather information about their victims, but to threaten and harass them as well.

Charlotte DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “If I simply intend to plead guilty, why do I need a lawyer?”

As technology continues to change and grow increasingly complex, so do the opportunities for unsavory characters to misuse it. The proliferation of GPS and other advanced tracking technology has meant that it is often alarmingly easy to monitor the movement of others. Smartphones and social media often serve as vital assistants to those who may want to keep track of others, unknown digital informers of a person’s whereabouts.

J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”

Domestic violence advocates and the family of a young woman murdered in east Charlotte last month are asking that officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department be given the authority to check a database showing criminal convictions from other states of persons not suspected of criminal activity.

J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”

The prosecution of a former New York City police officer who federal prosecutors say participated in “a concerted criminal plot to kidnap and eat women” has raised concerns that his case will set a precedent for so-called “thought-crime” prosecutions.