White-Collar Crime

Colleagues Gather to Support Indicted NC Criminal Defense Lawyer as He Turns Himself In

A North Carolina criminal defense lawyer indicted along with a former Wake County judge and a legal assistant in an unusual case based on the alleged alteration of court documents in driving-while-intoxicated cases wasn’t alone Wednesday when he turned himself in

About half a dozen colleagues gathered at the Public Safety Center in downtown Raleigh to offer their support as James Crouch signed a $50,000 bond and was released, reports WTVD.

“What he has been charged with is conduct that has been consented to by district attorneys, passed on by judges. It’s not conduct that is illegal. It is conduct that goes on in the courthouse on a frequent basis. And it has been criminalized when it shouldn’t have been criminalized,” said Crouch’s attorney, Joe Cheshire.

Another ABAJournal.com post details the case against the three:

Former NC Judge, Defense Lawyer and Legal Assistant Indicted re Court’s Handling of DWI Cases

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