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

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

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

Woman being arrested

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