North Carolina Attorney Christine Farrell

Attorney Spotlight: Christine Farrell

Welcome to our very first edition of the Mulligan Attorneys Spotlight! Every so often, we’ll be interviewing one of our team members so that you can learn a little more about who we are. We’ll start this series off with one of our attorneys, Christine Farrell. Christine grew up in southern Indiana, in the Columbus More

Reasons to contact child protective services

Reasons to Contact Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services (CPS) exists to ensure that all children have a permanent home in which they are safe and can be appropriately nurtured. Their job is to check on children whose situations may be unsafe and remove them from homes in which they are being neglected or abused. CPS works to protect children from More

Armed Robbery

Robbery vs. Burglary: What’s the Difference?

Many people think that the terms “burglary” and “robbery” mean the same thing, but actually, in the context of North Carolina law, there are some differences between the two. While the biggest difference is that robbery involves a display of force, whereas burglary doesn’t, there are some additional distinctions that should be understood. North Carolina More

Paternity Testing in Court Cases

In most cases, when a married couple has a baby, both parents are automatically assumed to be the legal parents of the child. The baby is given a name, both parents are listed on the birth certificate, establishing paternity and maternity, and that’s the end of it – both parties are equally responsible for and More

What to Do After a Truck Accident

Whether you call them 18-wheelers, big rigs, semi-trucks, or tractor-trailers, these massive machines can do a lot of damage in a truck accident. They’re tall, long, and heavy. In fact, most trucks can weigh in at up to 80,000 pounds which, unfortunately, means that if they are involved in an accident with your average 5,000-pound More

Liability in Rideshare Accidents

The days of hailing a taxi are all but gone. Now, more and more people are making use of a rideshare, also known as peer-to-peer transportation, in order to get around. Ridesharing companies are driver-for-hire services where one individual uses their own vehicle and an app to connect with other individuals who are looking for More

Drug Laws in North Carolina

Drug laws can be complicated. This is partially because these laws are always changing or being updated, and partially because, while both federal and state laws may both apply, they often contradict each other. Not only can this make understanding drug laws difficult, but it can also make it tricky to successfully navigate a trial More

Driver’s License and Insurance Points in North Carolina

You’ve probably heard of people getting “points” for moving violations, but if you’ve never been pulled over or given a speeding ticket, you may not be familiar with the driver’s license point system in North Carolina. By understanding the system better, you can learn how to avoid accumulating points on your license, and how to More

North Carolina Theft Laws

In North Carolina law, theft is always described using the word “larceny.” Though this may sound a little confusing, “theft” and “larceny” are often used interchangeably to describe the same type of crimes that involve the unlawful taking of someone else’s property. Types of Larceny in North Carolina Most types of larceny fall under a More

National Safety Month Facts

Safety is a key factor in any job, whether you’re a construction worker, veterinarian, or work in a job where you sit at a desk. Workplace injuries are one of the most common types of injuries in the United States and can result from a variety of unsafe workplace practices. It’s your employer’s responsibility to More