Morganton Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Newton man sentenced in connection with stepson's dr...

    Tuesday | via WSOCTV 

    A Newton man in prison for robbery with a dangerous weapon in Burke County pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the drowning of his stepson during Catawba County Superior Court, officials said. The judge sentenced Dustin Wayne Sanders, 26, to serve 19 to 32 months concurrently with a sentence of four to six years he already was serving for the Burke County robbery at the Walmart in Morganton in March 2014.

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  • Man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in ste...

    Tuesday Mar 24 | via WSOCTV 

    A Newton man serving prison time in the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections for robbery with a dangerous weapon in Burke County pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the drowning death of his stepson during Catawba County Superior Court. The 26-year-old Dustin Wayne Sanders was sentenced to serve 19 to 32 months concurrently with a sentence of four to six years he already is serving for the Burke County robbery that took place at Walmart in Morganton in March 2014.

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  • Mother, daughter plead guilty to fatally beating, ru...

    Monday Mar 2 | via WBTV 

    A mother and daughter in Burke County have pleaded guilty to beating a man with a crowbar, setting his home on fire and running him over three times with a young child inside the car. Jessica Lynn Cavanaugh and her mother, Darlene Cavanaugh Butler, were arrested in April 2012 and charged in the death of Lendon Evan Poteet.

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Morganton Law

Before a person is convicted for dui but Already have a court date , if posible to get licence in other state.
He. Got accident he refuse blow but police require blood test at the hospital also is a second offense
There is a lot going on in this case. A refusal, a blood draw, a second dwi. It may be possible to get a license in...
My underage DUI hasn't been to court and i haven't been charged for a felony or mids . is it on my record ?
will i have to let my employer know. will this show up on a full background check?
If you have been charged with Driving After Consuming Under 21 you have, in fact, been charged with a misdemeanor....
Can a felony dwi be exsponged in nc
I was charged with an habitual DWI back in 2001 and served 15 months of an 18 month sentence during being incarcerated I was in an intense rehab facility under DOC for a year, i am waiting on a hearing for my license which has been a long process and going on 3 mths now and still no letter for a date and time. I am wanting to know if an habitual DWI can be exsponged in NC after a certain time period?
The short answer is no. Convictions for offenses cannot be expunged if those offenses were committed after you reached...
Husband was sentenced 24months for 2nd dwi, is appealing the sentence but has pending case for 3rd dwi what to expect??
My husband no question, has a drinking problem, and a problem with common sense too it seems. He had his first dwi in2008. He was put on probation with a suspended sentence. He was charged with a level4 dwi. His 2nd dwi was in 2009. He was sentenced 24 months in doc with 90 day DART program. He was sentenced on April 7th 2010. Im 3 months pregnant, so my husband appealed the sentence and his appeal date is June 14th 2010. He also has a pending 3rd dwi case on June 18th. my question is...what is the worst and best possible outcome of this situation? And how long does it usually take for someone to get transferred from the county jail to the department of correntions?
I would contact a lawyer immediately and, if there does not seem to be a viable defense to the pending 3rd DWI, then...
I am on unsupervised probation i paid my fines i think my case is closed got a drinkin citation what the chance of gettin flaged
Two misdameners
If you are on unsupervised probation then there really is not anyone actively checking to see that you stay out of...
DUI in another state please help!!!
My husband got a dui in October of 2010, which is almost 5 years ago. We live in North Carolina but he got the dui in South Carolina . Long story short he went to court , he was convicted and was told to pay fees and fines by the end of the day ( which he did) , and also sign up for a aa class within 30 days or he would go to jail for 30 days . He signed up for aa classes within the 30 day dead line and completed the class within a year. His license were suspended in from feb 2011 to August 2011, which we got through! So now here it is time to renew his license because they are dead and the nc DMV tells us South Carolina has a block on them .!!! We payed the $100 reinstatement fee to scdmv. He did was he was ordered! Called every number everyone sends us to and no luck!
I am not licensed in South Carolina or North Carolina, but I suspect the problem is that your husband did not file the...
Knoll Motions to Dismiss...DWI
I read that some appeals court rulings over the past 2 years make it much more difficult to get a DWI charged dismissed via a Knoll Motion. Is this true? Are Knoll Motions still a viable defense, when circumstances are warranted?
Yes, we do Knolls on a usual basis, but its not usually straightforward. You should consult with a lawyer, Knoll may...