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

Man at DWI checkpoint

What to Expect at a DWI Checkpoint

Also known as sobriety checkpoints, police officers will often set up a DWI checkpoint on weekends or holidays in areas surrounded by bars and restaurants. Some checkpoints are used to stop every car that comes through and others keep traffic moving by only stopping every few cars. According to the Fourth Amendment, police need probable 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

Family in Halloween Costumes

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids, Adults, and College Students

Autumn brings with it cooler weather, falling leaves, and one of the most fun holidays of the year: Halloween. Long seen as a holiday for just kids, nowadays you can find all ages dressing up and enjoying this spooky season. Tricks and treats aside, some of Halloween’s traditions can be a little dangerous. Fortunately, Mulligan More