Cary, North Carolina occupies a prime spot in Wake County, between Raleigh and the renowned Research Triangle Park. Cary, NC is bordered on the north and east by Raleigh, Morrisville sits west of Cary, and Apex and Holly Springs are to the south. While the majority of Cary is in western Wake County, a small portion is in Chatham County. Cary residents have addresses either in Wake County or in Chatham County, and are served by the county in which they reside.
Cary, NC, population 121,135 (U.S. Census Bureau 2007 estimate), is a family town; families make up 72 percent of the households. The Cary Economic Development Committee lists numerous awards won by Cary, as it is consistently highly rated for its pro-business climate and as an excellent place to relocate. A highly educated workforce and excellent schools are often cited as the top reasons for Cary’s high rankings. Also, Cary’s property taxes have not increased in over a decade and are among the lowest of Wake County’s towns.
Cary, North Carolina is served by the Wake County Public School System. The town also enjoys the close proximity of top universities, including Duke University in Durham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. Cary, NC is ranked as the safest municipality in North Carolina by CQ Press, an independent publisher of crime statistics. Cary, North Carolina consistently ranks as one of the top-20-safest large cities nationally.
Cary’s nickname is the “Technology Town of North Carolina” as nearly 9 in 10 citizens have access to the Internet. The municipal government embraces technology as a way to communicate with Cary residents through its Public Information department. Options include the town website, Cary TV 11 and a 24-Hour Town Hall. Cary has also implemented the use of portable wireless surveillance cameras for the Police Department and a Voice Over Internet Protocol telephone system with substantial cost savings for the town.
If you are facing state criminal charges, including filing a false tax return, a violation of employee withholding laws or a sales and use tax violation, your case will be heard in state court. North Carolina’s unified statewide court system is known as the General Court of Justice. There are three divisions: the Appellate Division, the Superior Court, and the District Court. The Superior Court and District Courts are commonly referred to as the North Carolina trial courts. Cary is in Judicial District 10 for state court. Cary utilizes the Wake County Courthouse which is located at 316 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601. The Appellate Division includes the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. Both are located in Raleigh, the state capital.
If you have been charged with a federal white collar or tax crime — including tax evasion, failure to file or use of abusive tax shelters — your case will be heard in federal court. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina is the federal court serving the eastern 44 counties in North Carolina, including Wake County. Appeals are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the U.S. Fourth Circuit.