An animal (cat) looking up at its owner.

Animal Cruelty Is Now a Federal Felony

What animal lovers everywhere have always deemed as horrific is now being held accountable. The recent passage of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act unanimously in the House and the Senate has been signed by President Trump, making acts of animal cruelty a federal felony. Though historically looked at as property, animals are now […]

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Drones Used in Commission of Crimes Also Used to Solve Them

Even though they have only been widely available to the general public for about five years, drones have already undoubtedly made a mark on society. Drones, unmanned, remotely-flow aerial vehicles, have been registered about 1.5 million times in the U.S., accounting for both commercial and recreational uses. This doesn’t even include those that have been […]

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A lonely boy dealing with child neglect.

Can Noticeable Neglect Lead to Criminal Charges?

Being a parent is no easy feat; it comes with a lot of responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is to protect the physical health and welfare of our children. Not only does that include things such as ensuring that they have food and shelter, but also taking our children to the doctor for an annual […]

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Officer reading someone their Miranda rights.

What Are Your Miranda Rights?

Most of us who have seen either a legal TV show or movie and have heard the police make a statement such as “You have the right to remain silent” before arresting an individual. This is part of what is known as your Miranda rights or Miranda warning. Your Miranda warning warns the individual of […]

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Accusations of Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Unfortunately for the many individuals impacted, sexual assault has proved to be one of the most common safety issues plaguing college campuses. A study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which included 5,000 college students who were enrolled in more than 100 schools, yielded results showing that 20 percent of individuals reported being raped. With […]

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Hancock Law Firm discusses what you should know about cyberbullying laws in North Carolina.

What to Know About Cyberbullying in North Carolina

Unfortunately, bullying isn’t anything new. School children across the country experience various forms of bullying on a regular basis. But with the rapid advancement of technology, the same bullying that was once limited to the playground can now make its way beyond the locked doors of homes by way of electronic devices.  What is Cyberbullying? […]

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Hancock Law Firm discusses what you should do after receiving a CDL suspension.

What to Do When You Have Received a CDL Suspension

North Carolina requires that anyone who drives a vehicle weighing more than 26,001 pounds (excluding trailers and hauling trailers that weigh more than 10,000 pounds, and vehicles accommodating at least 16 passengers such as buses, vehicles that transport hazardous materials) must obtain their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if they are to use the vehicle for […]

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Hancock Law Firm discusses what you should know when taking a BAC test in North Carolina.

Taking a BAC Test in North Carolina

Unfortunately, sometimes people make a big error in judgment when they decide to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08. When someone is pulled over under the suspicion of drunk driving, the officer may ultimately choose to administer either a breath or a blood test. But do you have a choice? BAC Tests […]

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