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What Is the Legal Definition of Embezzlement?

Embezzlement is a crime that involves one person using a position of trust or responsibility to steal money or resources from another person or entity. You must avoid making statements about your actions until you speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney if you don’t want to make your situation any worse. Embezzlement Examples It’s More

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North Carolina Concealed Carry Laws

North Carolina does require a permit to purchase handguns within the state. The permit typically comes from your local sheriff’s office. While you do not need to register your handguns with the sheriff, the sheriff does have the right to retain and make available to law enforcement agencies a list of permitees. Although the state More

What shows up on a background check?

What Shows Up on a Background Check?

A background check is conducted in many circumstances such as gaining employment, certain volunteer activities, obtaining housing, and various other situations. Knowing what is reported on your background check is important in order to prepare and present any information accurately when questioned about your background check. When a background check is conducted, any previous arrests More

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Can You Have More than One Expungement in North Carolina?

Expunction is a process that can remove a past criminal charge and/or conviction from an individual’s record. Each state treats expunctions differently so it is important to know the law of the state surrounding expunctions where the criminal charge occurred. Generally in North Carolina, an individual is only allowed one expunction unless there are exceptional More

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Bond Forfeiture: What You Need to Know

Bond Forfeiture is defined as the process by which the person or business that posted bail for a defendant must pay the entire amount of the bail. This forfeiture results when the defendant misses his or her schedule court appearance or fails to perform an obligation. Forfeiture of a bond can occur in both criminal More

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North Carolina Felony Expungement Bill

Many individuals that have been convicted of a felony or are facing felony charges are concerned about the expungement possibilities of the conviction from their record. The possibility of expungement is important because a felony conviction on an individual’s record may affect job opportunities and other important events throughout their life. Under North Carolina law, More

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Can You Expunge a Misdemeanor in North Carolina?

A misdemeanor is any crime considered less serious than a felony and thus is not punished as severely. Misdemeanors include infractions such as petty theft, simple assault, public intoxication, vandalism, or disorderly conduct. In most cases, they result in monetary fines and/or up to twelve months in jail, but do not cause the loss of civil More

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How to Behave in Court

What you wear, how you speak, and even your body language can affect how people judge you. Nowhere is this truer than in a Courtroom. It doesn’t matter if you’re in front of a judge because of a traffic violation, a family issue, a disability case, or a felony offense, if you are the plaintiff, More