What shows up on a background check?

What Shows Up on a Background Check?

Background checks can be conducted for a variety of reasons, but they are most commonly conducted prior to starting a new job or prior to signing a lease on a rental property. Sometimes also called background screenings or pre-employment screenings, they’re usually used to determine whether the individual in question is who they say they 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

Lawyers listening to judge

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

Truck accident fatality

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

Social media in court

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

alimony and post-separation support

Post Separation Support vs. Alimony

Going through marital separation or divorce is often an extremely difficult process that brings with it emotional and financial stress. In many cases, separation and/or divorce leaves one half of a couple without the monetary support they need to rebuild their lives on their own, and that’s where post-separation support and alimony come in. Both More

Drinking at holiday party

The Facts About Holiday Drunk Driving

The holiday season is one of the happiest of the year but it’s also often one of the most dangerous because of drunk driving. Alcohol consumption spikes over the holidays. Many people are celebrating; others are commiserating. Regardless of the reason, more time off work means more time for people to drink. This seasonal increase 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