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Your Employer Has Accused You of Theft: Now What?

One of the most important things that we have is our reputation. So, when an employer accuses you of theft, it can have a significant impact on your life. This is not to mention the criminal ramifications if convicted. Under North Carolina law, employee theft, or larceny, is considered a Class H felony unless otherwise […]

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What if You’re Accused of a Hit and Run Accident?

When you’ve been involved in a car accident in North Carolina, it’s important that you stay at the scene of the accident to see if everyone else involved is okay and if there is any property damage. It’s also likely that you must notify the police and file a report of the accident. While most […]

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Are You Being Detained or Arrested?

It’s easy for many people to confuse being detained with being arrested. However, the legal implications of these two interactions with police vary significantly.  Detainment In order for police officers to arrest you they require a certain threshold of evidence. So, what can an officer do if he or she believes that you committed an […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Sobriety Checkpoints in North Carolina

While often extremely inconvenient, sobriety checkpoints are legal. But while you may not evade them, you still have certain rights. Here are the dos and don’ts of sobriety checkpoints in North Carolina. DO Stop When Asked  The Supreme Court has ruled that sobriety checkpoints are legal. Therefore, you must stop at a sobriety checkpoint if […]

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5 Most Commonly Prosecuted Animal Cruelty Charges

Animals are so beloved that many people not only have them as pets but also consider them a member of the family. Sadly, not everyone shares in this kindness towards animals. Despite being illegal (and potentially including felony charges) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, animal cruelty still occurs. Here are the […]

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Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling in North Carolina

Sadly, incidents of road rage have increased since the pandemic. With this, allegations of individuals shooting into occupied vehicles has also increased throughout North Carolina. There is a specific law against shooting into occupied dwellings, such as buildings, vehicles, and enclosures. The discharging of a firearm in North Carolina is a felony.  In an alleged […]

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Are DWI Records Made Public in North Carolina?

When you make a huge mistake, such as driving while impaired (DWI), you probably hope to accept the consequences and then move on with your life. However, it’s not always so simple. When you have been arrested for DWI in North Carolina, the records are public, which allows for anyone to find them.  Criminal records […]

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