How DWI Affects Employment

A DWI conviction in North Carolina is inconvenient to say the least. It will result in a lot of time spent in court, a lot of money spent on fees and fines, and many other problems. But even after your trial is over, a DWI can have a significant impact on your life. Not only More

Smoking and Vaping Laws in North Carolina

tIt’s no secret that consuming tobacco isn’t good for you. It’s bad for your heart and lungs, affects the health of your teeth and gums, and can result in a variety of painful, and sometimes deadly, diseases. Regardless, many Americans still choose to use it, whether by using traditional cigarettes or by using vapor products. More

Distracted Driving Statistics

Engaging in distracted driving is irresponsible and dangerous, not only for your safety, but for the safety of other drivers and pedestrians that may be around you. We hope that by understanding the facts about distracted driving, you and your loved ones will make the effort to avoid putting yourself or someone else in these More

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Suing in a North Carolina Small Claims Court

Small claims court is a limited jurisdiction court designed for handling things like small, non-criminal cases or minor disputes between two individuals or parties. In North Carolina, small claims recoveries are limited to $10,000 or less. Litigants seeking more than $10,000 must file their claim with one of several other courts. To file in a More

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What Are Miranda Rights?

Whether it’s from a TV show or a movie, you’ve probably seen a character “being read their Miranda Rights.” Though it’s an expression most of us have heard before, not everyone truly knows what those “rights” are, or what they mean in the context of an arrest. History of Miranda Rights Miranda Rights are supported More

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Truck Accident Injuries

Trucks are big, heavy, hard-to-maneuver vehicles that can cause a lot of damage. When involved in an accident with a passenger car, the results can be disastrous and often deadly. According to the most recent data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), there were 4,102 deaths More

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How Social Media Can Affect Your Case

There are over 2 billion Facebook users alone, and that’s not even counting all the users on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Sharing our thoughts, photos, locations, and even personal information via social media has become fairly commonplace. And, while it definitely has its upsides, there are a lot of ways social media can be a More

Highway accidents

North Carolina’s New “Move Over” Laws

In order to make sure they can respond to emergencies quickly, there are a number of traffic laws that first responders don’t have to obey. For example, they are allowed to drive on the wrong side of the road if it’s the only way they can continue to their destination. But these special allowances don’t More

Marijuana Law

Marijuana Laws in North Carolina

New marijuana laws have been sweeping the country over the last few years. Whether we’re talking about one of the 10 states (plus Washington D.C.) that have legalized recreational cannabis use, or the 30+ that have passed medical marijuana laws, it’s clear that cannabis reform has arrived. In North Carolina, however, not much has changed. More

Marital property division in North Carolina

Yours vs. Mine: Marital Property in North Carolina

Going through a divorce is always difficult emotionally. When you add additional stressors to it such as going through the process of marital property division, divorce is even harder. Fortunately, Mulligan Attorneys can help make this process easier. We’ve been practicing family law in North Carolina for years and have helped many couples navigate the More