First appearance is a crucial event in a criminal case. This article provides examples and explanations that strongly support retention of a qualified criminal defense lawyer for the hearing.
Wake County District Attorney dismissed cases because of a judicial finding that former DWI task force member had lied on the witness stand in at least three different cases.
As a result of apparent ongoing collusion between prosecutors and sheriff's deputies to conceal exculpatory and mitigating evidence, the entire Orange County prosecutor's office has been disqualified from a high-profile murder case. Prosecutors are guardians of public trust and are expected to live up to the highest ethical standards. Unfortunately, they can lose sight of their mission of justice in effort to win cases.