Rarely a week goes by that I don’t hear from someone who used to live in this part of North Carolina. The Triad is a great place to live, work, and go to school. Most of those that call me would agree. In addition to the memories of good experiences had here, however, they carry with them the baggage of at least one bad experience – a criminal charge or conviction.
When Owning a Weapon is a Crime – Winston Salem Attorney
I recently discussed the criminal charges that can result from carrying a weapon onto school property (see Guns and School Don’t Mix). A recent local event serves to illustrate that this is not the only way to get in trouble when guns and kids are mixed.
Many college students and underage persons try to gain access to bars and alcohol by using a fake ID. Unfortunately, what seems like a logical means to an end and, perhaps, even a rite of passage, can result in consequences far more severe than one might think. Under North Carolina law, it is illegal to enter or attempt to enter a place where alcoholic beverages are sold or consumed by the use of fraudulent identification. The same is true for obtaining or attempting to obtain alcoholic beverages.